Current Reading

This blog is primarily for me to blog my responses to books that I'm reading. Sometimes I blog about other stuff too, though.

I'm currently reading The Demon in Democracy: Totalitarian Temptations in Free Societies by Polish philosopher Ryszard Legutko.

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Wednesday, October 24, 2018

How the shills work

You can shill for anything and get academics to jump on board, as long as you wrap it in the mantle of social justice.  While this article is nominally ecumenical about postgraduate study, a disturbingly large portion of it is devoted to the question "How can we get disadvantaged students to take on nondischargeable loan debt and attend law school?"  Never mind that salaries for new lawyers are strongly bimodal.

But remember, their main interest is in making sure that disadvantaged students are included.  Maybe they're just being included in the debtors' prison, but still, they're being included.