Fraud Factory Helping Careerists Get Ahead as a Ghostwriter

In Germany, higher education titles help people in business circles burnish their credentials and get ahead. But instead of doing the work themselves, many busy careerists are employing ghostwriters to write their doctorates for them instead. One ghostwriter reveals the flaws of the educational system.
The anonymous ghostwriter hard at work.

The anonymous ghostwriter hard at work.

Foto: Fabienne Hurst
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