Monthly Archives: June 2011

Neoliberalism Amok

As Naomi Klein and others have demonstrated, the neoliberal model of privatizing expensive public functions, which was introduced and popularized by Ronald Reagan and Margaret Thatcher, often has the perverse effect of raising the costs of those functions by selling … Continue reading

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New College Followup

There has been a buzz – a veritable deluge – of criticism regarding the New College for the Humanities. I would like to point out that my prediction that the founding professors will foist off teaching responsibilities to adjuncts seems … Continue reading

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Privatization

This morning the BBC ran a report on a new private college being set up under the auspices of the University of London and boasting a faculty of fourteen of the biggest names in academia. While the Spectator reflexively twitched … Continue reading

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