Nassim Nicholas Taleb & Bryan Caplan on what’s wrong with education.

  • Encourage people to be autodidacts. You basically only remember what you are interested in enough to learn yourself.
  • Practice first, theory second. Now we are living longer, should we really be going from school -> real world experience/apprenticeship for 8 years -> university?
  • Separate what is ‘useful’ from what makes us civilised (in a nutshell, humanities)

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