Man, the world runs out of money and the first things to go are golden parachutes and lobbying fees degrees from higher education. Last week, we posted a video from Fox News questioning the value of higher education on political grounds. It garnered quite a few comments. When you look at it, $100,000 is a lot to spend to destroy your brain enlighten your mind. This week, Time is pitching in.

It is absurd that people have to get college degrees to be considered for good jobs in hotel management or accounting — or journalism. It is inefficient, both because it wastes a lot of money and because it locks people who would have done good work out of some jobs.

While I’m not sure about the hotel management side of things (Readers: chime in), I don’t think it’s federal mandates that prevent people without college degrees getting jobs in accounting or journalism. Sure, there’s the CPA, but there isn’t a similar organization for professional journalists. And some of the most interesting and progressive people are those doing extra-curricular activities, completely exclusive of their college educations. While we’re learning to constantly question the norm while in school, this is bordering on a little too much college-hating for me from large publications.

It is absurd that people have to get college degrees to be considered for good jobs in hotel management or accounting — or journalism. It is inefficient, both because it wastes a lot of money and because it locks people who would have done good work out of some jobs. Read more: “The Case Against College Education” [via TIME]

What do you think?