A man sits outside the courtroom in Illinois before a drug hearing. Employment patterns are beginning to resemble that of the Chicago's drug gangs highlighted in the book "Freakonomics". Photo: Bloomberg A man sits outside the courtroom in Illinois before a drug hearing. Employment patterns are beginning to resemble that of the Chicago's drug gangs highlighted in the book "Freakonomics". Photo: Bloomberg
A man sits outside the courtroom in Illinois before a drug hearing. Employment patterns are beginning to resemble that of the Chicago's drug gangs highlighted in the book "Freakonomics". Photo: Bloomberg

Academics as 'worse off' as drug dealers: report

UK scholar likens academe's skewed pay structures and contracts to that of a street drug gang - a "freakonomic" trend that can be applied to Western job markets

A man sits outside the courtroom in Illinois before a drug hearing. Employment patterns are beginning to resemble that of the Chicago's drug gangs highlighted in the book "Freakonomics". Photo: Bloomberg A man sits outside the courtroom in Illinois before a drug hearing. Employment patterns are beginning to resemble that of the Chicago's drug gangs highlighted in the book "Freakonomics". Photo: Bloomberg
A man sits outside the courtroom in Illinois before a drug hearing. Employment patterns are beginning to resemble that of the Chicago's drug gangs highlighted in the book "Freakonomics". Photo: Bloomberg
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