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Maybe because he's a philosophy major, Peter Thiel asks big questions about higher education, like "What is the nature of educational good?"--recently, at Aspen.

"Tech investor Peter Thiel, who founded PayPal, told an Aspen Ideas Festival crowd Wednesday that while highly regarded institutions of higher education claim to benefit society as a whole, the ultimate worth of the degrees they confer is actually inextricably tied to deliberate, ruthlessly enforced exclusivity. " -- Conor Friedersdorf, the Atlantic

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