Re: Re: What needs to change in academia?
Very good points. The issue really comes down to the fear to take a chance. I had discovered that my position at a research university was redundant - I found a way to do my job without myself and my sizable income. I implemented the policy and received a pink slip several months later. I had thought it smart, for the best of the organization and thought that by finding a better cheaper way was what 21 leadership models described as necessary in the new global market - I was in fact told I was stupid by some and scared the pants off others. Now no one will hire me because I might do the same while they want to continue to do their old wasteful ways. I will find a better job because I shown what a leadership really is – living the principles you espouse. I selected the future over the present.\n We have to apply our own research-based concepts to our own operations. I have always joked that if you want to have a good fight get two or three experts on collaboration in the room but there is some truth in that. Ideas are only as good as their implementation and for colleges and universities to be relevant, they must not only research and teach but also live their lessons to truly be educators and conveyers of knowledge.\n
Could this be the long-awaited solution to economic inequality?
Under capitalism, the argument goes, it's every man for himself. Through the relentless pursuit of self-interest, everyone benefits, as if an invisible hand were guiding each of us toward the common good. Everyone should accordingly try to get as much as they can, not only for their goods but also for their labour. Whatever the market price is is, in turn, what the buyer should pay. Just like the idea that there should be a minimum wage, the idea that there should be a maximum wage seems to undermine the very freedom that the free market is supposed to guarantee.
Humans evolved to live in the cold through a number of environmental and genetic factors.
- Behavioral and dietary changes also helped humans adapt to cold climates.
It's unlikely that there's anything on the planet that is worth the cost of shipping it back
- Privatized mining on both Mars and the Moon is likely to occur in the next century
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