Moore makes some sweeping generalizations in an attempt to support a thin excuse for students who choose to plagiarize and steal another's work. According to Moore, the fault is not with the student, but with the higher education system, which fails to provide an education that is "stimulating." Blame is also to be placed on "traditional professional laziness (read: tenure)" of faculty.
There is no question that higher education has many issues requiring attention, from an overemphasis on publication at large research-oriented universities, to prescribed curricula that may be out of touch with student needs in a changing world. But to accept the excuse that students cheat because of the system is to misplace the focus on the educational experience.