Academia

To me, the larger issues are:

1. The in-breeding in the academic hiring and tenure process.

2. The fact that arrogance is regarded as a positive trait in the academic world.

The almost-inevitable result is to foster the creation of closed-minded cliques.

via Colander on the Economics Profession, Arnold Kling | EconLog | Library of Economics and Liberty.

Arnold was speaking of the economics profession, but this seems applicable to most of academia with the exceptions of science, engineering, and medicine.

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