Tag Archives: money

More on the ‘opting out’ myth

As you may have seen, I expanded on the ideas I posted here on the economics of motherhood in an article for Al Jazeera: Mothers are not ‘opting out’ – they are out of options. An excerpt: The New York Times piece frames … Continue reading

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Students fail MOOCs because MOOCs fail students

For Al Jazeera English, I took on MOOCs, or massive open online courses. (Spoiler! Not a fan: ) The best word to describe MOOCs – at least in terms of their capacity to replace traditional education – is “failure”. Most … Continue reading

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The moral bankruptcy of the internship economy

Every now and again I use Twitter to make a multipoint argument. Today I talked about unpaid internships and youth unemployment. The tweets have gotten a lot of attention, so I’m reposting them here. You can follow me on Twitter … Continue reading

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The Adjunct Crisis Continues

I have a new article on Al Jazeera English about adjuncts in academia, but maybe you already knew that. Since it came out on Thursday, it has been shared by over 14,000 people on Facebook and remains the most popular … Continue reading

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Money Money, Ride the Pony

In a new article for Al Jazeera, I discuss how Americans – especially young Americans — are being conditioned to accept unpaid labor as normal. This is particularly true in journalism, as the recent debate over the Atlantic reveals: The news … Continue reading

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The Generation of Lost Opportunity

I have a new article up at Al Jazeera about why baby boomers should stop lecturing us about how to live in a world that no longer exists. I wrote this article in response to a letter Harvard President Drew … Continue reading

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