Thanks for sharing this article. Realising that this would likely be the case i never pursued a career in academia. Instead I returned to Asia and assist others to navigate their way to what is for them personally a meaningful result after participating and getting a degree. Academia in some parts of Asia is even more dysfunctional -- professors can find themselves in the position of adjuncts. Elitism is rife. I have been steering my clients to other destinations when applicable for them to get the training they need as well. I look forward to other opportunities and platforms for advanced education as well.