As a fitting first post of 2014, I give you Brian Leiter's piece on "Cyber-Hysteria." This is such a lucid explanation of the whiny scamblogger psyche that it couldn't be contained on his ordinary blog. Oh, no; it's on HuffPost.
The cyber-hysteria about law schools is not only tediously repetitive, it is immune to facts or evidence. That became clear last summer when Michael Simkovic, a law professor, and Frank McIntyre, a labor economist, conducted the first systematic study of economic outcomes for those with a JD compared to students with similar credentials who only earned a B.A. The results were unambiguous: students who earned a J.D. earned substantially more than their B.A. counterparts at almost every level of the income distribution; even the 25th percentile earners fared better. The cyber-mob counseled against earning a J.D. without offering any other guidance; yet the best evidence on offer, from Professors Simkovic and McIntyre, demonstrated that a J.D. was a good financial investment for the vast majority over the long term.
Unambiguous. Facts. And there's a Nietzsche quote.
I don't know why the whiny JDU crowd even bothers. With a thunderous click of his mouse, Leiter just wiped out six months of scamblogging efforts. And that's a fact.