On both sides of the Atlantic we have seen a decade long push to have more and more people apply for university placement. Is this because governments see a “full-education” as the most practical way of removing people from poverty? or is there a more sinister reason?
The principle by which a university degree helps people earn more is based on the idea of specialist knowledge and skill sets: a select, lucky, few have skills or knowledge that is a) necessary to others and b) marketable in such a way that a reasonable payout can be offered. But this is no longer true today.