In a recent post, I made the following snarky remark:
"...in mature capitalism, a pyramidal structure of worker compensation would become entrenched, to a considerable degree keyed to the acquisition of formal educational credentials [but not to the acquisition of a genuine education! That is a separate matter, as I shall not try to explain here.]"
Austin Haigler posted this comment:
"I would love to have that last point elaborated on, or directed to where it has previously been done. As a current grad student, one steeped in philosophy, political science, and interdisciplinary studies generally, I am always defending the merits of (what I hope is) the genuine education. In a non capitalist society, say, a fully fledged socialist society, how would, ideally, the approach between mere educational credential acquisition vs genuine education, be drawn up so that the latter is what is actually sought after?"
I was pretty sure I had actually said something about that somewhere, and after a little thought I found it: a talk I gave at Teacher's College at Columbia University, archived on box.net and accessible by the link at the top of this page.
Take a look, and we can talk.