Category Archives: News

It’s all relative

By Lisa R. Pruitt That cliche was brought to mind by several news stories in recent weeks, all related to class in one way or another, so I use it here to consider these stories and the issues they raise … Continue reading

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Photo-essay: Occupy UC Davis, November 22, 2011, 9:45 a.m.

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Photoessay: Occupy Oakland, 11/2/2011

A couple of snapshots of the “general strike” day. The mood in the crowd was peaceful and mellow and the smell of pot was everywhere (this is Oaksterdam, after all). In contrast to what the New York Times has reported … Continue reading

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ClassCrits involved in Fed. Reserve Reform Initiative

Kudos to Timothy Canova  (Chapman Univ. Law) and heterodox economist friends of ClassCrits who’ve been tapped for a committee to advise Sen. Bernie Sanders on crafting legislation to reform the Federal Reserve.  Canova will join Gerald Epstein of the U.Mass. … Continue reading

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Elitism and Education (Part V): Wasted Human Capital

By Lisa R. Pruitt A story alternately headlined “Top Colleges Overlook Low-Income Students” and “Top Colleges, Largely for the Elite,” is currently the most emailed item on, about 24 hours after the New York Times published it.  In it, … Continue reading

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Academic freedom casualty

News: The Would-Be Provost Who Quoted Marx – Inside Higher Ed Note one of the offending lines: “All ownership of land or material means of production was at one time or another obtained by force.”      

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Make Wall Street Pay? Yes We Can petition!

In the spirit of taking back the power that has so movingly arisen in Egypt and Madison, Julie Matthaei and the US Economic Solidarity Network invite you to sign and circulate the petition below. YES WE CAN MAKE WALL STREET … Continue reading

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