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Nietzsche on Danger in Wealth and Pretense

Friedrich Nietzsche: “Danger in riches. — Only he who has spirit ought to have possessions: otherwise possessions are a public danger. For the possessor who does not know how to make use of the free time which his possessions could purchase him will … Continue reading

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When public good exchanged to private gain: neoliberalism, higher education and social inequality

Public higher education has a long history, with its growth associated with mass higher education and the extension of a social right to education from secondary schooling to university education. Following the rise in student numbers since the 1970s, the … Continue reading

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Gender Inequality in the Labour Market in the UK

While women’s engagement and outcomes in the labour market have progressed, the work they do and the remuneration they receive does not reflect personal qualifications relative to men. Why? Gender Inequality in the Labour Market in the UK  provides an extensive … Continue reading

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Inspiring Victory of Grassroots Activism: Chile to Have Free Higher Education

Due to enduring civil, student-led protests, Chile to have free higher education. This is a huge victory to grassroots activism and social movements. The ‘Chilean Winter’ started in August 2011. A series of ongoing student-led protests across Chile have been sweeping throughout the … Continue reading

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The Social and Political Evolution of the Chilean Clientelism

Written by Professor Juan Rolando Monroy (LACCS-UK) The Chilean clientelism is rooted in the evolution of the country political system from 1831-1861. Clientelism was managed by a group of landowners, a conservative ruling class, which created an authoritarian system, without interferences of military … Continue reading

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Identity Economics: Economists discover norms and social values

George Akerlof and Rachel Kranton’s Identity Economics: How Our Identities Shape Our Work, Wages, and Well-Being provides an important and compelling way to understand human behavior, revealing how our identities–and not just economic incentives–influence our decisions. In 1995, economist Rachel Kranton … Continue reading

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