A Journal of the Plague Year 2021: The Oligarchy makes its final moves

They have twisted the erstwhile class struggle into ensuring their elite class remains above everyone else. There is nothing reminiscent of working-class attributes/behaviour among these Hollywood moguls, celebrities, politicians, and dictatorial managers of Big Tech. Continue reading A Journal of the Plague Year 2021: The Oligarchy makes its final moves

Taking notes 32: Beyond neoliberal miseducation

by Henry A. Giroux As universities turn toward corporate management models, they increasingly use and exploit cheap faculty labor while expanding the ranks of their managerial class. Modeled after a savage neoliberal value system in which wealth and power are redistributed upward, a market-oriented class of managers largely has taken over the governing structures of most institutions of higher education in the United States. As Debra Leigh Scott points out, “administrators now outnumber faculty on every campus across the country.”[1] There is more at stake here than metrics. Benjamin Ginsberg views this shift in governance as the rise of what he … Continue reading Taking notes 32: Beyond neoliberal miseducation