‘What do students really think of universities?‘ on Radio National this morning was worth the listen – even though it’s just one more symptom of failing economies.

Western education may have been expected to become dull–and life increasingly brutish–once rent-seeking (per medium of banks, privatised tollways, investment properties, etc.) came to rule over us as the goal to which we must all aspire.

Private capture of publicly-generated land rent is now our greatest political corruption – and education has averted its gaze.

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