Sunday, March 14, 2010
I honestly don't think this is much of a concern. The process of finishing graduate school, writing a dissertation, finding a job, and then publishing books and a set of peer-reviewed articles is so intense, and the financial rewards for doing so are so modest, that only the most insanely self-motivated people ultimately get tenured. That is, people who would respond rationally to a lifetime of job security are selected out of the pool. No guarantees there, of course, but that's my impression. We'll see.
Now, if you'll excuse me, I have some Star Wars Wii to play.