Wednesday, May 25

A niche that no one else has explored

David Rubinstein writes of the life of the college professor, and notes,
As Thomas Sowell has argued, building a scholarly reputation requires finding a niche that no one else has explored—often for good reason. I am hard pressed to explain why sometimes exquisitely esoteric interests should be supported by taxpayers: This expertise certainly does not match the educational needs of students.

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