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Rishi Sunak wants to phase out university degrees that do not improve students' earning potential. Photo: Ian Forsyth/Getty Images

Rishi Sunak wants to phase out university degrees that do not improve students' earning potential. Photo: Ian Forsyth/Getty Images

Malcolm Gladwell has had the luxury of working from home for a long time

Malcolm Gladwell has had the luxury of working from home for a long time

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Rishi Sunak wants to phase out university degrees that do not improve students' earning potential. Photo: Ian Forsyth/Getty Images

It’s a rather ironic turn for a man with a degree in philosophy, but Rishi Sunak has declared open war on ‘low-earning’ degrees.

The candidate for leader of the Conservative Party in the UK and would-be prime minister, wants to phase out university degrees that do not improve a graduate’s earning potential.


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