Most people were surprised by the political defeat of Eric Cantor in the Virginia Republican primary recently. Political pundits the previous night had yawned as they predicted the outcome: a cakewalk for Cantor. That’s the problem with pundits. They have no special wisdom.
A friend and I were debating a story we’d heard on the news about an 80-year-old woman with a PhD who for decades taught as an adjunct at a university. Recently she lost her job and died in poverty, her body committed to a cardboard box. As adjuncts comprise 50-70% of college workfo
Pharmaceutical companies justify their drug prices on the basis of the cost of research. Seldom mentioned is the role other agencies play in the development of those products. Often, the original work is conducted at universities which are publically funded, not in private laboratorie