Thursday 15.6.2023 19:00 | Prague – Café Therapy
Bryan Caplan is Professor of Economics at George Mason University. He is author of several books such as Selfish Reasons to Have More Kids, The Case Against Education, Open Borders and last but not least, The Myth of the Rational Voter, named „the best political book of the year“ by the New York Times.
Despite being immensely popular and immensely lucrative, education is grossly overrated. In this explosive talk, Bryan Caplan argues that the primary function of education is not to enhance students‘ skill but to certify their intelligence, work ethic, and conformity―in other words, to signal the qualities of a good employee. Learn why students hunt for easy As and casually forget most of what they learn after the final exam, why decades of growing access to education have not resulted in better jobs for the average worker but instead in runaway credential inflation, how employers reward workers for costly schooling they rarely if ever use, and why cutting education spending is the best remedy.
Romantic notions about education being „good for the soul“ must yield to careful research and common sense―The Case Against Education points the way.
This event is in English.
Voluntary entrance fee