Tuesday, 12 May 2015
Administrative Pay in the Neoliberal University
"People with extremely high levels of talent are richly rewarded."
Question: Regarding how many of the dozens of university presidents dismissed in the past five years (with generous severance packages) for failures of professional competence or ethics was this said or thought at the time of appointment?
Answer: All of them. That the NYT can uncritically parrot this nonsense, even in a piece which is about the obscenity of this situation, shows that we are nowhere near successfully combating the ideological poison that makes these arrangements tolerated by nearly all, accepted by most, and defended by an astonishingly large number of people.