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From Software Subscriptions to Unemployment?

It’s not like I believe that people do stupid things on purpose, but get a bunch of people jumping on a bandwagon and off they go: A veritable traveling circus of clowns! 237 more words


The Sham of "Knowledge Philanthropy": WikiHow and the Rise of the New Precariat

WikiHow claims to be a community of “knowledge philanthropists.” It’s a for-profit enterprise founded by Jack Herrick in 2005 that is designed for a social end: teach people how to do almost anything. 1,308 more words


Sunshine, with a Great Many Black Clouds: Alberta Bill 5 (First Reading, 5 November 2015)

“Justice Minister Kathleen Ganley says the government has not heard any objections so far to the expanded disclosure rules.”

Global News, 5 November 2015

“It also bugs me that no one, it seems, wants to speak out against this obvious policy stinker. 498 more words

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How I Woke Up and Realized I Was Adjunct: An Adjunct Narrative from the Age of Neoliberalism

I am, by neoliberal, administrative definition, non-essential. How did I get here, to this dark and hopeless dead end, to the outer deck of this sinking ship? 1,453 more words


"Reporting Back from the PA AAUP Annual Meeting"

See my post (as “Guest Blogger”) up today at the AAUP’s Academe blog, in which I make the case that “program prioritization process” is “efficiencese” for “University Handbook be damned!”: 127 more words


Petition to Pope Francis: Take a Stand for the Dignity of Adjunct Faculty


The plight of contingent faculty has been getting a lot of attention in the past couple years, and not just in academic journals with a focus on higher education issues. 300 more words


Precarian Revolution

Precarian Revolution

Technological innovation in the state capitalist world will lead to the vast majority of human labor being employed on a part-time basis thus compelling the proletariat class to transform into the precariat class. 114 more words