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Financialization and Crisis Tendencies in Higher Education: What Is College For Anyway?

By Hans G. Despain, Nichols College and Zachary Stein, Harvard University

The popular press (Kraushaar 2014) and national educational leaders (Duncan 2013) give the impression greater investment in and access to higher education will reduce income inequality. 1,819 more words

On Policy

Big Data, intel, and finance

Interesting story in the New York Times on how intelligence capabilities are being repurposed for financial risk assessment. Involves people previously at Palantir, one of the most interesting and enigmatic intel companies. 98 more words

Intelligence

In Which I Unpack a Finance-Based Atonement Parable (or Mammas Don't Let Your Babies Grow Up to Work on Wall Street)

Understanding the Atonement is tough. To try to understand it, theologians have come up with theories to describe the whys and hows of the Atonement, and stories to illustrate how the Atonement works. 1,025 more words

Mormon

WSQ Special Issue: Debt

Women’s Studies Quarterly 42. 1-2 (2014) is a special issue on DEBT edited by Meena Alexander and Rosalind Petchesky.

Table of Contents

  • Editors’ Note: The Teaching Poor, Amy Herzog, Joe Rollins…
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Labour

Squatting in Dublin steps up a gear

The last year or so has seen DIY urbanism move up a gear in the fair city. Most notably, the unprecedented success and ambition of… 584 more words

Resistance