The Virtues and Fallacies of Higher Education on The Stateless Man

Recently, I was invited to participate in the discussion on ‘The Stateless Man’ with radio host, economist, and all-round world citizen Fergus Hodgson.

Fergus Hodgson, host of The Stateless Man

The program broadcasts on the Overseas Radio Network, a new venture in internet communication aimed at expatriates and internationally-minded listeners across the globe.

The subject of our exchange can be summed up perfectly by the first guest’s book, Lies, Damned Lies, and College Admissions by education entrepreneur Arvin Vohra.

Instead of actively encouraging wayward youths to throw down thousands of borrowed dollars on an education that provides no guarantee of job security and accomplishment, Vohra explains that exploring skills and testing entrepreneurial passions may be the best alternative.

Here is the audio of the first hour.

In the second hour, we were joined by two guests.

Author James Altucher

Firstly was renowned author and blogger James Altucher, a vocal proponent of forgoing the four years of upper education.

Alucher makes the case that newly-emancipated youths facing college deadlines should instead invest their time, money, and energy into more individualistic endeavours, such as writing a book or creating a business online.

Listen to our exchange here.

Lastly, Fergus’ good friend and musician Shane Hachey joined us on the program to divulge into the debt-sustained model of college education that has saddled the student generation with more school debt than credit card debt for the first time in history.

The last segment can be heard here.

Listen for new broadcasts of TSM every Wednesday from 18h00-20h00 EST.

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