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COVID-19 could shake the foundations of higher education

Here's a thought experiment for you. Would you rather have a Princeton education, or do without the education but get the Princeton diploma?

Economist Bryan Caplan posed this question a couple of years ago in his provocative book, "The Case Against Education." It's a tougher question to answer than you might think. As Caplan put it, if you're stranded on a deserted island, a diploma from a survival training course isn't as valuable as the actual survival

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