Monday, July 20, 2015

The gift of miserable, terrified faculty members

Noam Chomsky, speaking to adjunct faculty members in Pittsburgh:

"Well, transfer that to the universities: how do you ensure 'greater worker insecurity'? Crucially, by not guaranteeing employment, by keeping people hanging on a limb than can be sawed off at any time, so that they’d better shut up, take tiny salaries, and do their work; and if they get the gift of being allowed to serve under miserable conditions for another year, they should welcome it and not ask for any more. That’s the way you keep societies efficient and healthy from the point of view of the corporations. And as universities move towards a corporate business model, precarity is exactly what is being imposed. And we’ll see more and more of it."

The rest of the transcript is here.

HT @DrJudyStone

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