Minasuk/ June 2, 2016/ Uncategorized

History isn’t a ‘useless’ major. It teaches critical thinking, something America needs plenty more of | Los Angeles Times | May 2016 I do not agree with “justified by the market” arguments, but, it is what it is. Grrr. Sigh. Over the long run, however, graduates in history and other humanities disciplines do well financially. Rubio would be surprised to

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Minasuk/ May 25, 2016/ Uncategorized

What is neoliberalism? | Boing Boing | April 2016 Neoliberalism is the ideology of Hayek, Friedman, Reagan, Thatcher, Pinochet, Mulroney and the other business-lionizing, union-bashing, greed-is-good politicians who effectively took over the world in the early 1980s, when Thatcher famously declared “There is no alternative.” Though the early adherents of neoliberalism used the term proudly to describe themselves, as neoliberalism

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Minasuk/ May 4, 2016/ Uncategorized

It’s Official: The Boomerang Kids Won’t Leave | New York Times | June 2014 These boomerang kids are not a temporary phenomenon. They appear to be part of a new and permanent life stage. More than that, they represent a much larger anxiety-provoking but also potentially thrilling economic evolution that is affecting all of us. It’s so new, in fact,

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Minasuk/ March 13, 2016/ Uncategorized

Middle Class Shrinks Further as More Fall Out Instead of Climbing Up | New York Times | January 2015 The middle class that President Obama identified in his State of the Union speech last week as the foundation of the American economy has been shrinking for almost half a century. Also check out the interactive graphic: http://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2015/01/25/upshot/shrinking-middle-class.html

Minasuk/ March 10, 2016/ Uncategorized

I think, therefore I earn | The Guardian | November 2007 Philosophy graduates are suddenly all the rage with employers. What can they possibly have to offer?

Minasuk/ May 28, 2015/ Uncategorized

I’m An Adjunct Who Also Works In A Grocery Store I can’t make a living as an adjunct professor, so I got a job at a grocery store in my town. A tale of trying to be middle class in today’s America.

Minasuk/ September 13, 2014/ Uncategorized

The Economic Price of Colleges’ Failures | New York Times | September 2014 Many students do not learn critical-thinking skills in college, and they’re suffering in the job market, a new study finds.

Minasuk/ September 10, 2014/ Uncategorized

Is ‘Progress’ Good for Humanity? | September 2014 | The Atlantic Rethinking the narrative of economic development, with sustainability in mind.