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Why We Should Fear University, Inc.

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This orderliness is just a secondary symptom of a more pernicious trend: the creeping corporatism of the American university. I don’t mean the literal corporations that are taking over more and more of the physical space of universities — the Starbucks outpost, the Barnes & Noble as campus bookstore, the Visa card that you use to buy meals at the …

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The Neoliberal Arts: How college sold its soul to the market

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This is education in the age of neoliberalism. Call it Reaganism or Thatcherism, economism or market fundamentalism, neoliberalism is an ideology that reduces all values to money values. The worth of a thing is the price of the thing. The worth of a person is the wealth of the person. Neoliberalism tells you that you are valuable exclusively in terms …

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Labour guidelines violated against 10,000 at NYUAD

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Up to 10,000 workers “were ultimately not protected by the guidelines” set in place by developer New York University (NYU) to protect labour rights, a new study has claimed. Modern Slavery: The Dark Side of Construction, published on Wednesday, 22 July 2015, by Chartered Institute of Building (CIOB), stated the “New York University (NYU) Campus project in Abu Dhabi, UAE, is a …