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|2 days 15 hours ago||Will he just be sucking the||
Will he just be sucking the bag? Because I don't think that's as bad as sucking the cocks inside the bag.
Or what if he had to eat the bag of dicks. Again, would it be the bag or the bag and its contents? So many questions...
|3 days 14 hours ago||Anything by Sunn O))). I mean||
Anything by Sunn O))). I mean it's catchy, right?
|3 days 21 hours ago||Nobody's walkin, walkin,||
Nobody's walkin, walkin, walkin, walkin...
|1 week 3 days ago||+1 informative||
|2 weeks 2 days ago||I didn't say they were dull;||
I didn't say they were dull; I said they were twatty.
|2 weeks 2 days ago||In what sense is it||
In what sense is it artificially cheap? Consumers want loans to pay for school and creditors are happy to loan it to them. If creditors decided not to make education loans then yes, some things would change. But I don't see how it is artificial.
|2 weeks 2 days ago||Wat? They do if consumer||
Wat? They do if consumer demand is price inelastic. That's my argument for the spuriousness of the credit explanation--when consumers really really want something they'll find a way to pay for it. And creditors will happily loan them the money and reap the interest rewards.
|2 weeks 2 days ago||I don't understand this||
I don't understand this argument at all. Budgets for all kinds of things increase, and I bet you'd find that one of the major categories is administrators' salaries. Campos is dead right about that. But if those increasing budgets are not met with a commensurate increase in state expenditures then the difference is passed on to the student. And it isn't 5%, at least at my university. It's more like 25-30%.
|2 weeks 3 days ago||I've been involved in higher||
I've been involved in higher ed since the late-1980s, first as an undergrad, then as a grad student, and most recently as a professor at a large public university since the early 2000s. There is both disingenuity and merit in Campos's argument. There is no denying that the per-student expenditure on administration has risen and the per-student expenditure on instruction has fallen over time. There is also no doubt that the share of college budgets paid for by states has fallen dramatically over time. At my university, the percentage of the budget paid for by the state has declined from about 40% to about 13% in 30 years. Pretty much every "public" university is for all intents and purposes a private university these days.
Why did that happen? I believe the rise in administrators and the decline in state funding derive from the same source--the neoliberal fascination with low taxes at all costs. No polo, but there was a time in the early 1980s when an American President called taxes "burdens" and said that the government wasn't the solution to the problem; it was the problem. So increasingly, Americans didn't want to pay taxes for anything and wanted to turn everything over to the private market because it was more "efficient."
Here's the problem: when you make universities into businesses you have to hire people to run them like businesses. The good thing about government programs is that because there is no profit motive they tend to be much cheaper to run (see: medicare/medicaid vs. every other health insurance company ever). And, what the neoliberal managers of public universities figured out is that consumers' demand for higher ed was extremely price inelastic. So you could keep driving up prices and people would keep paying the bill, no matter how exhorbitant. The availability of credit as a causal mechanism for increasing tuition seems pretty spurious in this regard.
Anyway, rant mostly over. If you really want a neoliberal paradise, you'll have to pay for it yourself. But if you don't like taxes because they are a "burden" instead of as Oliver Wendell Holmes said, "what we pay for civilized society," then you'll keep paying through the nose for college tuition.
A Bleeding Heart Liberal College Professor Who Every Year Watches a Bunch of Twatty Administrators Get Paid Way More than He Does for Knowing Fuck All about How to Educate People
|2 weeks 3 days ago||Yikes... He raised||
What's the o/u on dead teenage runaways buried on his property? I have 13.5.
|3 weeks 1 day ago||Thank you. Saw them with the||
Thank you. Saw them with the Twilight Sad and literally* died and went to heaven.
|3 weeks 1 day ago||These Four Walls by We Were||
These Four Walls by We Were Promised Jetpacks. Kicked my ass right offa my body and then kicked my then unattached ass until it couldn't be kicked no mo.
|3 weeks 2 days ago||Thatsthejoke.jpg||
|3 weeks 2 days ago||Don't you think?||
Don't you think?
|3 weeks 2 days ago||What if I don't live that||
What if I don't live that close? Should I tweet him? How about sending him one of my ears? Srsly guys I want to help.
|3 weeks 3 days ago||I know nothing bout how||
I know nothing bout how crystal balls work (much like my knowledge of magnets) but isn't there a chance this is all a big echo chamber? Like these cant all be independently-arrived at predictions, right?
|3 weeks 3 days ago||Ha. You beat me to it.||
Ha. You beat me to it.
|3 weeks 4 days ago||Good times for a change. See,||
Good times for a change. See, the luck I've had can make a good man turn bad. So please, please, please, let me, let me, let me... let me... get what I want this time.
|4 weeks 1 day ago||Win the battle, win the...||
Win the battle, win the... uh...
|4 weeks 2 days ago||How am I the first to post||
How am I the first to post this? (in this thread I mean)
|4 weeks 3 days ago||Then you would be choosing||
Then you would be choosing unwisely. Unless JB (NTJB) is not what he is cracked up to be, that looks like the lineup. And a tasty one at that!
|4 weeks 4 days ago||My dog licked its balls and||
My dog licked its balls and fell asleep. So, you know...
|4 weeks 4 days ago||+1 for YTQ.||
+1 for YTQ.
|4 weeks 4 days ago||That's why it's his||
That's why it's his favorite.
|4 weeks 4 days ago||I see we've moved on from||
I see we've moved on from commenting on the physical appearance of recruits to commenting on the physical appearance of their mothers. That seems... unwise...
|5 weeks 2 days ago||-1 for un-'murrican spelling.||
-1 for un-'murrican spelling.
|5 weeks 3 days ago||You make it sound like there||
You make it sound like there is a viable alternative.
|5 weeks 3 days ago||Shoelace.||
|5 weeks 3 days ago||Comment about probabilistic||
Comment about probabilistic relationship between stars and success on the field goes here.
|5 weeks 3 days ago||If that was butter or cheesy||
If that was butter or cheesy popcorn that's gonna leave a mark.