This is AMAZING.
Taking down the puffed up, over-credentialed good for absolutely nothing, fragile ego "Doctors" of bullshit!
"The second lady exemplifies a bloated class of people with irrelevant, unimpressive titles."
"It’s somewhat by chance that the recipients of Ph.D.s may even presume
to call themselves “doctors,” the unfortunate product of a
thousand-year-old liberal-arts tradition’s being seized upon by
technocratic Prussians in the age of Bismarck, transformed into a
paradigm of German authoritarian efficiency, and then exported back into
Western faculties, including many in which it simply does not belong."
“Ph.D.” stands for “Philosophiae Doctor,” a Latin term that (rather
obviously) means “Doctor of Philosophy” in English. The “Philosophy” bit
was intended loosely, in the classical sense of “love of learning”; the
“Doctor” bit derives from “docere,” which simply means “to teach.”
"Medical doctors are indisputably useful; perpetual liberal-arts students
are quite the opposite."
"Until the bubble bursts there appears little
that we can do about our great education fetish, but, if we can’t stop
the grad students from multiplying, at least we can stop the
multiplication of their honorifics."