The PhD Problem: They Grow Like Mushrooms But They’re Not Fed Right

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Over the past week I've read three articles in Nature all focused on the plight of “Phdicus americanus”-- that species of highly trained scientist produced by academic institutions in the US.  Those three articles, “Fix the PhD,” “Education:  The PhD Factory,” and “Reform the PhD or close it down” all have a common theme.  There is a complete disconn