Derisive diatribes about the state of the nation, nation states and swerving leftward
24 November 2013
How academia is like a drug gang
Alexandre Afonso has an excellent post (Nov. 21) about how the structure of academia, with it's countless desperate and low-paid temp-workers, resembles the structure of a drug gang. The article (and the very nice blog) is recommended to all who work in academia. I strongly suspect that this trend isn't just in academia--the economy of many nations--especially that of the U.S.--seems to be structured more and more like a drug gang.