06/16/2018 (Sat) 13:48:40
I think it's more about the grossly exaggerated value of attending an official university course relative to how much more it can actually contribute to your knowledge of the subject. I guess what you get is a rank on a global rating system, but is what they offer really that inaccessible beyond our own means? Not to mention the bias. Sure it can aid you in learning, but how much more than if you just tried on your own? And if there's no value in that, then what's left? How can you use that particular degree? I suppose its value depends on what you're trying to achieve by attending in the first place. What your goals are.
Of course, if you can contribute to and expand the knowledge the general public has on the subject through it, great. But then the problem of bias arises again. Who/what can really be held as a true authority on the matter and what reasons do we have to acknowledge it?
OP, I appreciate the post (and do wish you luck). But is there any concrete proof to be shown of it? How affected/involved are countries the US has influence on?