A lesson in what the LSE teaches 3

August 25, 2006

I agree with Erik Ringmar that employers want only compliant workers and would add that universities are only too willing to swallow the ideology of "employability".

But I am having trouble getting my head round the idea that the most intelligent, interesting and all-round attractive people on the planet are prepared to subject themselves to hours of mindless exercises at the London School of Economics and then turn out to be the movers and shakers of the future.

Pat Brady. London

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