One of the things I have periodically tried to do on this blog over the past few years is share my honest perspectives on different affairs within academia (see e.g., here and here). I always appreciate when others in our field open up and provide authentic and candid “inside views” of what’s going on in their private worlds. In a very honest post from yesterday, Adam Kotsko did just that. He shared his frustration at the state of hiring in academia and also at how little equity there often is. Those of us who work in academia realize that it isn’t a meritocracy; those of us who have been on the receiving end of rejection after rejection will certainly appreciate his post. Give it a read.