Neoliberalism at it again

by Elias Blum

Neo-liberalism isn’t just economically inequitable (as the left have been saying for 30 years), but also corrupts and corrodes the institutions, traditions and values on which higher civilsation is built. The marketisation of universities is a case in point. Blinded by economics, it unleashes a sort of new barbarism – a philistine inability to see the value in anything that cannot be bought and sold. The end point, if this prostitution of learning is not stopped, is the eventual destruction of civilisation itself.