Tim Worstall has a point on education:
It’s not all that long ago (certainly within my adult lifetime) that no degree was required to qualify as either an accountant or solicitor (all a degree did give you, other than that mind widening etc, was a free pass through some of the professional courses/exams), you could go off to work as a trainee and take your professional exams while working (articles in the law, might be the same word in accounting).
I’m slightly biased, in that my ‘profession’ (programming) is one where not having a degree can still be a point of pride.
Not sure about the CT article itself, though. I’m all for utopianism, but I don’t see this variant ever making it anywhere.