Month: February 2016

Adjunct activists seek to codify age-discrimination against younger academics

The adjunct activist movement is currently mobilizing its forces behind a new “adjunct relief” bill in the California legislature, AB 1690. The proponents of this bill are portraying it as a much-needed “job security” measure for part time contract faculty at state-run higher ed institutions (in this case the California community college system). The bill …

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Piketty uses false history to promote Bernie’s tax plan

Thomas Piketty is back in the news again with a strange new political op-ed espousing the presidential candidacy of Bernie Sanders. As with most things Piketty, his end game in backing Sanders comes down to higher taxes. Sanders has pledged to raise income tax rates on the upper brackets, so Piketty has accordingly attempted to …

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