Discussing ‘jungle law’ and ‘neoliberal beasts’,
And the destruction of collegiality,
Professor Tickell, do you still believe in the public university?
If you want to publish a paper in one of the T5s journals – and PhD students badly need to – you will write something within the perimeter of mainstream economics. “For many young economists, if a paper on any topic cannot be published in a T5 outlet, the topic is not worth pursuing” (ibid.: 420).
But this breaking of one’s prison is clearly not a matter of routine: it can only be the result of a critical effort and of a creative effort.”
In some ways, learning a new language is like expanding the horizons of our current prison, not simply because it forces us to experience new ways of seeing the world, but rather because it forces us to reexamine our own.
“Were a language ever completely “grammatical” it would be a perfect engine of conceptual expression. Unfortunately, or luckily, no language is tyrannically consistent. All grammars leak“.
–Edward Sapir, Language (1921), p. 38
Going Direct Paradigm
“The issue which has swept down the centuries and which will have to be fought sooner or later is the people versus the banks.” ― Lord Acton
In the great tradition of Columbo,
Putin = Once a Zhil Laner always a Zhil Laner! Zhil lanerism is one of my favourite Slogisms.
What bankers don’t know
68 Comments / / By Golem XIV
A great deal has been written about what corrupt bankers knew and when they knew it. I want to look at what they didn’t know. Not from a desire to be perverse but because what bankers knew and when, the stuff of good investigative journalism and legal cases, is what you need in order to prove an individual’s guilt.