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Academia [NO LOOPING]

<gee, no one ever ripped me off in Academia like the Real World.

Are you SURE? [for instance: did you maybe buy the same book in different 
forms for 4 -6 years. A book that was, basically, *Enlightenment* 

But skipping all that,how about on a practical level? Once i was in a 
graduate seminar where the required booklist totaled 345$. I announced to 
the small class that I had all 7 of these books and would gladly make 
  [of the selected readings] for each student. The Prof blew a cold chill, 
and made it very clear that this would NOT be appropriate. It was years 
later before I started to understand-at least in the sciences- what the 
publishing/academia relationship is-similar to Doctors and drug reps.

My first master's degree taught me nothing I'd not learned as an undergrad 
and cost around 20,000$. It was simply a way to use the school's name to 
in a Doctoral program -otherwise unapproachable. One could say that i knew 
what I was getting into, but they, nevertheless, picked my pocket at every 

The stakes, btw, are NOT low. They simply don't effect that many people. 
I've seen people do things for tenure/schedules/assignments that would 
a wannabe-on-Bay Watch girl blush.

Not to mention the predatory relationship of know-it-all Prof's to their 
aim-to-please graduate students. You'all woudn't believe it.

yeah. I'd leave my credit card at home in those hallowed halls.

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