Minasuk/ June 2, 2016/ Uncategorized

Wrong all along: Neoliberal IMF admits neoliberalism fuels inequality and hurts growth Top International Monetary Fund researchers concede austerity, privatization & deregulation can hurt more than help… . In analyzing two of neoliberalism’s most fundamental policies, austerity and the removing of restrictions on the movement of capital, the IMF researchers say they reached “three disquieting conclusions.”One, neoliberal policies result in

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Minasuk/ October 14, 2014/ Uncategorized

Google makes us all dumber: The neuroscience of search engines | Salon | October 2014 As search engines get better, we become lazier. We’re hooked on easy answers and undervalue asking good questions. “Google is known as a search engine, yet there is barely any searching involved anymore. The gap between a question crystallizing in your mind and an answer

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Minasuk/ October 3, 2014/ Uncategorized

“American dream” is now a myth: How bad policies and worse ideology ruined us | Salon | September 2014 Once upon a time, Americans assumed they’d do better than their parents had. Here’s why that’s all gone away.

Minasuk/ September 23, 2014/ Uncategorized

Professors on food stamps: The shocking true story of academia in 2014 | Salon | September 2014 “Over three quarters of college professors are adjunct. Legally, adjunct positions are part-time, at-will employment. Universities pay adjunct professors by the course, anywhere between $1,000 to $5,000. So if a professor teaches three courses in both the fall and spring semesters at a

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Minasuk/ July 8, 2014/ Uncategorized

Colleges are full of it: Behind the three-decade scheme to raise tuition, bankrupt generations, and hypnotize the media | Salon | June 2014 Excerpt: Over the last 30-odd years we have essentially privatized higher ed. In saying this I’m not referencing the defunding of our State U’s (an explanation for the tuition spiral, by the way, that doesn’t get nearly

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