The Daily Show had a nice segment this week on the case for not going to college.

The whole thing is quite good. Check out what the guy at the 2:40 point learned. The late Ayn Rand’s term for his thinking is “concrete bound.”

The one item on which I part company, not with Nemko but with the interviewer, is his advice to “learn Chinese.” Of course, he was probably joking but many people who say that are not joking. When you tote up the number of hours it would take to learn Chinese, opportunity cost rears its ugly head. During that same amount of time, I would bet you could learn a huge about how to use a computer better and how to become rich, and you would still have time left over.

HT to Jeff Hummel.