Filed under: brave new world | Tags: education, for profit, Guy Standing, higher education, Precariat, The Precariat: The New Dangerous Class
Part of the process of generating the precariat comes from dumbing down the educational system. The game is to maximise profits, by maximising ‘throughput’. In the United Kingdom, hundreds of publicly funded university courses provide academic qualifications even though the subjects are non-academic. The Taxpayer’s Alliance in 2007 identified 401 such ‘non-courses’, including a BA Honours Degree in ‘outdoor adventure with philosophy’, offered at University College Plymouth St Mark and Saint John […]
From Guy Standing’s The Precariat: The New Dangerous Class (found on Spurious)
The precariat is a new mass class produced by the globalized world economy characterized by uncertainty and insecurity (Guy Standing).
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