06 March 2009

"Higher learning," you say?

I'd call it "agenda" to plump up the bottom line.

There's a collective crisis of conscience happening in the ivory tower of Harvard Medical School. It's to do with Big Pharma's influence on what students are being taught.

Of course, it's not just Big Pharma that's up to these tricks. By directing where they will invest, big corporations dictate the terms for what will be introduced to pliant young minds.

Which makes the case for post secondary institutions junking the business model, rejecting their corporate masters and getting back to being funded wholly on the public purse. Sure, government will dictate terms, but if we ever get proportional representation in place, government will at least represent the collective values of the majority of voters.

Better that than allowing the wealthy few to control the halls of "higher learning."

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