> The Commodification of Learning and the Decline of the Humanities: The intellectual decimation of higher education is being justified by the managerial class, which sees students as clients and feeds them with the dreams of futures careers — by Julian Vigo, an author of The Pornography of Poverty and the Politics of Development
> “Human capital is something other than the sum total of our ambition. Like other kinds of capital, its value is set by market dynamics that support a larger process of accumulation… At best, we take human capital as an indication that society values our skills and talents. At worst, we feel oppressed by constantly having to demonstrate our worth in a matrix of investments and returns.” Hadas Weiss reviews Murphy’s The Economization of Life, Zakim’s Accounting for Capitalism, and Koopman’s How We Became Our Data
> Shareholder Value ideology undermines the social conditions of innovation: strategic control, organizational integration, and financial commitment; it enriches value extractors, not value creators — by William Lazonick
> In the early 1930s, austerity measures worsened social suffering and contributed to radicalisation and polarisation of the German electorate paving the way for the rise of the Nazi Party — by Gregori Galofré Vilà, Christopher Meissner, Martin McKee, David Stuckler
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