Wither the University’s Soul?

by Mark Drozdowski Welcome to the new age of Universities, Inc., when knowledge is a commodity to be pack- aged and marketed, professors seek only opportunities for personal financial gain, and institutions sell their brands and intellectual capital to the highest bidders. Unbridled capitalism and the lure of the market economy rule, while the education of students suffers. Universities, Inc., you see, values profits, not prophets. Chronicling this seemingly dire but certainly dyspeptic phenomenon has become a bit of a fad given the spate of new books on the topic. In Buying in or Selling Out?: The Commercialization of the […]
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