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A few weeks ago, Megan McArdle, the business and economics editor for The Atlantic, wondered why Academia treats its workforce so badly.
Academia has bifurcated into two classes: And, of course, graduate students, the number of whom may paradoxically increase as the number of tenure track jobs decreases—because someone has to teach all those intro classes.
There seems to be a paradox here: What puzzles me is how this job market persists, and is even worsening, in one of the most left-wing institutions in the country.
But in order to see why, we first need to understand why it is that so many academics oppose capitalism. Why do academics oppose capitalism? Ten years ago, Robert Nozick offered an interesting answernamely that intellectuals feel that they do not get what they deserve. They should get much more than what a capitalist society offers to its intellectual elite.
Nozick wondered… What factor produced feelings of superior value on the part of intellectuals?
I want to focus on one institution in particular: As book knowledge became increasingly important, schooling—the education together in classes of young people in reading and book knowledge—spread. Schools became the major institution outside of the family to shape the attitudes of young people, and almost all those who later became intellectuals went through schools.
There they were successful. They were judged against others and deemed superior. How could they fail to see themselves as superior? Daily, they experienced differences in facility with ideas, in quick-wittedness. The schools told them, and showed them, they were better.
The wider market society, however, taught a different lesson. There the greatest rewards did not go to the verbally brightest. There the intellectual skills were not most highly valued. Schooled in the lesson that they were most valuable, the most deserving of reward, the most entitled to reward, how could the intellectuals, by and large, fail to resent the capitalist society which deprived them of the just deserts to which their superiority "entitled" them?
They are meritocratic, just as other people are. If they oppose capitalism, it is just because they do not evaluate their own contribution in the same way as pro-capitalism folks do. During the first 20 or 30 years of their life, they have been told that their contribution to the classroom was very valuable, and they think that they deserve a bigger share of the pie than what capitalism offers.Dynamic & original independent Studies.
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