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Courtesy of NCIS, below is a link and excerpt from an opinion by an "anonymous academic" posted Friday, May 18th. in the Guardian, discussing academic stresses and problems:
"Academia is built on exploitation. We must break this vicious circle: What did I find when I joined a university? Poor mental health, huge workloads, ego-driven professors and rampant plagiarism"
Courtesy of the National Coalition of Independent Scholars, here is a link to a short comment in Science Mag by a researcher who left a tenured position behind