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The Cruel and Soulless World of Academia

Posted on the 19 September 2013 by Calvinthedog

Here.

In the corporate world, this would simply be a footnote, but academia is now nearly as soulless, cruel and mean-spirited as the corporate world. 50% of courses are now taught by “adjunct professors.” They make on average maybe $25,000/yr. In a bad year, they make $10,000. They get little to no health benefits. Some go on for decades like this. I do not want to live in a nation where the average professor scrapes by on part-time work at $25,000/yr. Screw that. Especially when the university president is making $700,000/yr. That is just garbage.

This woman’s house was actually collapsing in on her and it was becoming a dangerous place to live. She simply did not have the money to fix it up. Further, medical bills were cleaning her out. She was forced into retirement by the university, who gave her no severance or retirement package.

This is so not right. American values? USA, USA, go go go! We’re number 1! We’re number 1!

Why bother with any of that? What are American values anymore? The above. That’s American values. American values are now corporate values.

When corporate values become the normative American values, you can kiss Mom, apple pie, baseball and all the good stuff goodbye. American values become crap values and only a moron would be a patriotard. You would look at the damn flag and your heart would sink. That is what we are all coming to.

Enjoy the ride folks!

Late capitalism, ain’t it just peachy?


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