I brought to Bryan’s attention the empirical studies on memory. Such studies make his case practically airtight because very little of what is learned is remembered. It’s a very robust finding from experimental psychology. Overly lengthy education can actually deskill people. Studies on everything from early intervention to twins to school quality to IQ boosting to deliberate practice to the Ebbinghaus forgetting curve to transfer skills to sheepskin effects to GDP growth have consistently refuted the role of education in terms of life outcomes and economic growth. Compound education spending at 7% real returns and weep over the counterfactuals.
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