The Currency of Education

Economic information is communicated through prices, and prices are paid using money. In science, the currency is reputation: a good reputation allows you to continue to work as a science; a bad reputation will end your scientific career. In the arts, the currency is aesthetic quality (Cowen) — works which have it have higher value and last longer than those which do not — which creates an artistic reputation for the artist. What then is the currency of higher education? What can communicate educational information among its institutions?



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Troy Camplin

I am the author of “Diaphysics” and the novel “Hear the Screams of the Butterfly.” I am a consultant, poet, playwright, novelist, and interdisciplinary scholar.