Posts tagged “Class”

Class matters

I’m collecting posts on class and higher education here. Add others to the comments, email (enchantressofnumbers at gmail) or tweet (@sarcozona) them to me. One of these things is not like the others: on being an academic from a non-academic family by Acclimatrix Poverty in the Ivory Tower by Sarcozona Economic barriers in the elite University […]

What’s more important, intention or result?

“If we continue to talk about tight labor markets as if that is a truly evil phenomenon,” the New York Fed president brooded in a 2000 meeting transcript, “we are going to convince the American people that what we believe in is not price stability, which is for the good of everybody, but a differentiation […]

Navigating academia when you’re poor

Yesterday I wrote a post for Tenure, She Wrote about what it’s like being poor in academia, what you can do to increase your odds of success when you are poor, and how to support poor graduate students. It really seemed to resonate with a lot of people, both poor and not. I’d encourage you […]

I got mine

The closing statement in my Republican aunt’s long rant about the evils of Obamacare: As you know, life is not fair and I am sick and tired of governments trying to make everything equal–I am not interested in a communistic society

Stupid, lazy young folks

Usually millennials get shit for being lazy and entitled. But now that the numbers show so many of us are working crap jobs, we’re getting called stupid, too. This WSJ article suggests that young people are shooting themselves in the foot by staying in their low wage jobs. Changing jobs is one of the most […]

While you’re waiting for the bus

Helena, Montana Passes LGBT Nondiscrimination Protections Who started that ridiculous bathroom idea? I’ve heard it in several discussions now when towns were trying to pass non-discrimination ordinances. How Online Giant Amazon Prevents Workers From Receiving Unemployment Insurance I really need to stop shopping on Amazon. Revamped Migraine Elimination Diet: Avoiding Histamine & Salicylates Figuring out […]