Power in the Highest Degree: Professionals and the Rise of a New Mandarin Order

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Power in the Highest Degree: Professionals and the Rise of a New Mandarin Order - Derber, Charles, and Magrass, Yale, and Schwartz, William A

Lawyer, doctor, scientist--these are the jobs Americans commonly cite when asked to list the most prestigious occupations. The word "professional" today implies expertise, authority, and excellence. To do a job professionally is to do it well. Yet in a society in which knowledge has become a prized asset and an advanced degree the ticket to wealth ... Read More

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