Thieving Magpies

We should acknowledge that every year we produce a certain number of highly capable men. The usual way we make use of these men is by putting them through the university system until they pop out with a PhD and a plan.

Since these highly capable men are highly capable, they’ve already realizing that the academic system rarely yields a return on investment. There’s an excess supply of future researchers and engineers ready to be snapped up by the right institution–one that produces fine results and fine men.