For more than 50 years, I taught economics at two universities in Philadelphia. For some of those years, that was my only occupation. Usually, it was part-time. Teaching was one of the great loves of my life.
About five years ago, I stopped teaching in disgust. I could no longer delude myself that today's students were as good as those when I started. Many do not have the intellectual equipment to be in college. Most of the others are lazy and indifferent to knowledge. Yet they expect good grades and a degree, despite severe inadequacies.