Economics and similar, for the sleep-deprived
A subtle change has been made to the comments links, so they no longer pop up. Does this in any way help with the problem about comments not appearing on permalinked posts, readers?
Update: seemingly not
Update: Oh yeah!
Thursday, December 20, 2012
The "ist" in "economist" resembles "Trotskyist", not "biologist"
From the Department of "Yeah, but really"...
Realistically, the students who are struggling to pass third year economics courses are never going to be policy analysts or economic journalists. So what am I teaching them that would help them in the job market?
All sorts of useful things! Things like "unions are bad and self-serving"! Like "government regulation is bad"! Like "The USA's business friendly climate makes it the strongest nation in the world"! Or "Minimum wages are bad for everyone"! And so on.
What do the Chinese equivalents of this guy's students learn in their corresponding political indoctrination which helps them in the job market? How to be a politically sound cadre who can be relied on to support the existing system. Come on, dude, you are simultaneously wildly overvaluing yourself as a provider of useful knowledge, and undervaluing yourself as a vital part of the educational system.
this item posted by the management 12/20/2012 02:37:00 AM