Monthly Archives: December 2013

The Bad University Department

From Zero Anthropology   Both Forte and Giroux paint particularly vivid and sad pictures of current university depts.  I am particularly interested in how depts focus on esoteric research topics that do not address the rampant inequality brought on by … Continue reading

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Street Surveillance camera

If you are interested in the new forms of street surveillance then have a look at this. You may have to cut and paste the link into your browser This picture was taken with a 70,000 x 30,000 pixel camera … Continue reading

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The Word Neo is Not New The Age of the Billionaires

Here is the state of our world built on our inability to accept new paradigms, our willingness to deceive ourselves while being slack-jawed over technology that is built by slaves in other parts of the world http://www.counterpunch.org/2013/12/27/the-age-of-the-billionaires/ The Word Neo … Continue reading

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‘We Are Creating Walmarts of Higher Education

I see this everyday. All the Administrators making unsubstantiated claims about online courses, how the Boards who know nothing about teaching and the life of the mind cut humanities courses and some cut entire faculties, how universities are all supposed … Continue reading

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The Fall of the Faculty: The Rise of the All-Administrative University and Why It Matters

The Fall of the Faculty: The Rise of the All-Administrative University and Why It Matters 1 DECEMBER 2011 http://www.timeshighereducation.co.uk/books/the-fall-of-the-faculty-the-rise-of-the-all-administrative-university-and-why-it-matters/418285.article As status-seeking managers multiply, they pervert the university’s core mission, Alan Ryan laments   Benjamin Ginsberg is a very angry man, … Continue reading

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The Banks AVOIDING THE NEXT FINANCIAL TRAIN WRECK pt 6

http://nickfillmore.blogspot.ca/2013/12/avoiding-next-financial-train-wreck.html#more 20 Dec 2013 Avoiding the next financial train wreck   (Part 6 in a series)Back in 2006, into 2007, too-big-to-fail superbanks, complacent governments and boosterish business media ignored the few economists who predicted there would be a financial crisis. … Continue reading

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The Coming guerrilla warfare in BC

Did any of you really think that the NEB was going to red light the Northern Gateway pipeline? As much as I hate to say this, the pipeline will happen because the oligarchy wants it to happen, What will be … Continue reading

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