Is Getting a PHD Worth It?

I recently asked a friend who’s opinion I hold dearly, Is Getting a PHD Worth It? He pointed me towards an article in The Economist, with the eye-catching title (for one, who is himself studying for one) ‘The disposable academic – Why doing a PhD is often a waste of time’.  Obviously my initial reaction was along the lines of, ‘Thanks Dave, what a great motivational article you’ve found for a young researcher,’ (though perhaps slightly less…

"Is Getting a PHD Worth It?"