Why would anyone want to go $100-200K in debt to end up working at a research university for a $30K stipend?
I’ve worked with science PhD’s who have left academia to work in the private sector. Almost uniformally, I find them to be elitist, arrogant, and extremely lazy. As a policy, I will never hire a PhD. Ever.
And yet the politicians keep giving more and more H1-B visas to foreigners.
If there is no job waiting for you when you get a PhD then you have not made good contacts over the 7 or 8 (or more) years it takes
Unless you get a job in government after you get your “womyn’s studies” PhD, you are in trouble already.
PhD is a long path and those who were preparing for it looking to graduate now largely began when Bush was still around.
Leave it to the liberal Atlantic to miss this salient point and thus miss the connection to the intentional Obama downturn.
Student debt combined with massive cost of socialized medicine, researchers and government research in the US is a goner.
Many of our foreign rooted researchers are leftists... Payback is a bitch for everyone.