University ‘market’ is a con

“… But there is, of course, no reason to believe any of these confident assertions. Other failings aside, they rest on a speculative and pretty unpersuasive view of human psychology, the root presumption being that people only care about anything if they are charged a lot of money for it. Well, it’s only natural, isn’t it – we’d all care more about our partners or spouses if we’d paid a large fee to a dating agency to introduce us, wouldn’t we? …” (more)

[Stefan Collini, Guardian, 19 August]

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