#EmptyShelf17 #4: What Money Can’t Buy: The Moral Limits of Markets by Michael J. Sandel

The introduction starts strongly, and throughout the book it challenges our thinking, and what we’ve become used to as the ‘norm’ in our contemporary society (this is partly why I think history and anthropology are helpful, the help us see that life was/can be different according to different values, beliefs and social norms): The years leading up the financial crisis of 2008 were a heady time of market faith and deregulation – an era of Continue Reading →

How much should I get paid?

The thorny question of how much a university lecturer is worth… Scholars’ remuneration packages fail to match pay in many other professions. Jack Grove reports Academic salaries are no longer sufficient to attract the brightest and best into the sector, according to the co-author of a new global survey of higher education pay. Philip Altbach, director of the Center for International Higher Education at Boston College, said that academic pay lagged behind that of many Continue Reading →