Economics

Higher Education Is in Trouble, And Should Be – Higher Education is Broken, Let’s Disrupt it and Build a Better Model of Adult Education Series, Part 1

This series of articles examines the deep and profound structural issues in post-secondary and adult education, examines the disruptive forces at work and works towards a new model of adult education that can truly work for all. Here is part one. Even before Covid-19, higher education was dead in the water, it just didn’t generally […]

Lack of Forward Planning – National Structural Issues Exposed by Covid-19 Series, Part 3

Governments are made up of people, and so a government can exhibit all the same “personality traits” that people do. They can be self-absorbed, naturally defensive, forgetful, distracted, following the wrong path, overwhelmed or completely sociopathic. We’ve seen all of the above from governments during Covid-19. Like people, governments need to be encouraged, and sometimes […]

Rising Student Numbers Have Harmed Universities -Higher Education is Broken Series, Part 2

Governments across the world have, to varying degrees, exercised control over universities. In the English-speaking world in particular, alternating waves of Reaganite or Thatcherite economics, the so called economic rationalism, have been juxtaposed with more left-wing social opportunity and equality policies. All of these have impacted universities in various unexpected ways. This series of articles […]

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