Neoliberalism in the American military and its impact on civilians

In this enlightening article, Jennifer Mittelstadt writes about the neoliberal agenda to privatize and outsource the retirement and health care benefits of military personnel and their families.  Though many in civilian life might find this specific only to the military but as Mittelstadt so correctly notes, the impact of market reforms to military health care […]

Capital construction projects bankrupt universities as underwriters rake in millions

Andrew Ross recently wrote a piece for Dissent that is very good.  It concerns the capital construction projects that are appearing at colleges and universities all over the country.  You can read it below: Why has the price tag of an American college degree skyrocketed (500 percent in the public sector since 1985) in recent […]

In Vermont Building a business-like university? "the discovery of $10 million in overpayments to a consulting group"

August 15, 2012 Nancy Welch joined the University of Vermont English department in 1995 and helped to launch the successful drive to unionize faculty in 2001. Here, she analyzes the push to hike tuition and impose other neoliberal “reforms” in the wake of several scandals at UVM. WHEN VERMONT Gov. Peter Shumlin convened an advisory […]