Universities: How Merit became Mao, with Ted Cruz and “The Imposter” Posted on July 24, 2020 by Eeyore — 6 Comments ↓ H/T TL. Share this:FacebookTwitter
The guest is very well spoken, but I had to stop at around 13 minutes when he called false the 1980’s sentiment that trade unions were contributing to inefficiencies. They were, and are. To imply this is not true is, in itself, is disingenuous.
Trade unions are a blight. Not only are they inefficient parasitic entities that are counter-productive, but they are also corrupt and exploitative of their rank and file.
I will go back to the video and hope for better.
At 20:00 he says he expected good things from Obama. How can this be when there were far less erudite people who correctly recognized Obama as a Marxist even before he was elected.
At 19:00 he says corporate strategy changed by using identity politics to divide labour. While this may be true to an extent, dividing labour is only akin to a hobby unless the result is reduced costs, which has not occurred. In fact, can one not consider reduced costs as a proof that dividing labour was effective? In the end what else is there?
1:03:00- …the hero’s journey. The guest is a good man. His conscience is alive. His great intellect is taking him from being a believer in collectivism to believing in individualism, only he doesn’t acknowledge to himself that the funny taste in his mouth comes from the after taste of having swallowed the red pill. This goes to show that red pilling is not only an intellectual experience, but sits somewhere deep in the heart where it can be camouflaged by the mind games one plays simply because one’s faculties enable such to be played.
His mother should have caught this and fixed it when he was a boy rather than spending so much time puffed up by her young boy’s precosciousness.
And he doesn’t “get” PT. Somewhere, right there, is the true crux of the matter.
Thanks for the gist so I could skip thru it.
Kind of a jerk.
He misses the lectern, misses the classroom where students are obliged to listen to the professor’s rounded phrases.
Universities are not necessarily about students. At MIT the teaching side is a little less than half the faculty, who might spend 20% of their time teaching. The parallel track is strictly research institute, post-docs doing interesting things.