The university hybridized with business and kept only the worst of both

On the one hand, the authors are clearly concerned about the fate of their younger colleagues. On the other hand, I could not avoid the impression that the report considers young scientists not as unique creative individuals with “brains and character, strength and health, happiness and spiritual vitality, interest and motivation, and no one knows what else”, but as colonies of laboratory mice that need to be maintained at a low cost, propagated in needed quantities, and trained for use in the laboratory.

Source: Are scientists a workforce? – Or, how Dr. Frankenstein made biomedical research sick – Lazebnik – 2015 – EMBO reports – Wiley Online Library

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