Philip Schrodt “Goes Feral”

Philip Schrodt on his decision to leave a tenured academic position and move into consulting:

There is absolutely nothing worse than the stereotypical old fart in the cluttered office telling people “It’s all crap”—while pulling down, year after year, a handsome if static salary—and I’m perilously close to that.

Go read the whole thing.  Lots of food for thought.

3 Responses to Philip Schrodt “Goes Feral”

  1. Greg Weeks August 1, 2013 at 6:48 pm #

    If someone leaves a job voluntarily at what an average American considers retirement age we shouldn’t consider it a rebellious move to something new.

  2. Larry Bartels August 2, 2013 at 12:50 am #

    A brilliant and very classy guy. Anyone who produces or consumes statistical research should follow the link in his post to “Seven Deadly Sins of Contemporary Quantitative Political Analysis.”

  3. A. Cog August 2, 2013 at 2:20 pm #

    No need to disparage the grad students (point 6) or dump on his previous department (fn. 19).