Economist needed to “promote…capitalism”? WTF! At least they are being honest, unlike most departments offering Econ courses.

This one I just had to post, as it was simply just too hard to believe. I did a post on this last year but before they take down the job posting, here it is again (preserved).         UVM job description excerpt: THE UNIVERSITY OF VERMONT, Grossman School of Business (www.bsad.uvm.edu) invites…Continue reading Economist needed to “promote…capitalism”? WTF! At least they are being honest, unlike most departments offering Econ courses.

Can you choke on a video? I almost did watching this piece of AEA propaganda.

“Why the benefits are worth spending $200,000 (direct costs) on an Econ degree” might be the better title to this AEA propaganda video aimed at unsuspecting undergrads. Yeah, this goes on everywhere today when it comes to marketing. Still, it is something anyone with a seasoned understanding of the real agenda of Econ departments, the…Continue reading Can you choke on a video? I almost did watching this piece of AEA propaganda.

Do Econ Majors Graduate With a Huge Knowledge Gap?

The article I am quoting from below merely scratches the surface when it comes to what is missing in the classroom (and doesn’t get it exactly right by saying that students “learn plenty of models”; actually they learn plenty of neoclassical models only). As the article correctly points out, though, students mostly don’t go on to…Continue reading Do Econ Majors Graduate With a Huge Knowledge Gap?

UVM Econ Dept Chair’s False Claims Exposed

Whatever the Vermont Labor Relations Board (VLRB) decides related to my grievance for wrongful denial of reappointment by UVM and its administrators, the following facts (taken from my 100 proposed findings of facts submitted to the VLRB in my final legal brief), will always stand as proof of false claims used against me by UVM.…Continue reading UVM Econ Dept Chair’s False Claims Exposed

UVM Econ Dept produces breach of my academic freedom rights. Conclusions of law #IV.

Now comes my fourth argument and conclusion of law based on my 100 proposed findings of facts submitted to the Vermont Labor Relations Board (VLRB) on March 1, 2018 following a grievance hearing held February 14 and 15. UVM lawyers were out in full force (including UVM’s general counsel) to monitor their hired-gun lawyer, Ritchie…Continue reading UVM Econ Dept produces breach of my academic freedom rights. Conclusions of law #IV.

Nothing but the facts — 100 proposed findings of facts, in fact, that you need to know about my case against UVM’s Economics Department.

The following 100 proposed facts represent the evidence in support of my conclusions of law sent to the Vermont Labor Relations Board (VRLB) on March 1, 2018. The facts below, particularly #44,  stand as an indictment ofUVM’s top brass, its Department of Economics (particularly its Chair) and the overall process of faculty review. As I…Continue reading Nothing but the facts — 100 proposed findings of facts, in fact, that you need to know about my case against UVM’s Economics Department.

UVM’s Econ Chair’s “biggest” concern about my teaching is proven false, having no factual support. Can anything the Chair wrote be taken seriously?

Below I post the first of four conclusions of law submitted to the Vermont Labor Relations Board in a legal brief after two days of hearings related to my grievance for wrongful denial of reappointment. The following conclusion stands as an indictment of UVM’s faculty review process and behavior of the Department of Economics Chair.…Continue reading UVM’s Econ Chair’s “biggest” concern about my teaching is proven false, having no factual support. Can anything the Chair wrote be taken seriously?

“John is a huge asset to UVM” — a dean’s “awkward” words that UVM’s Department of Economics Chair sought to delete from my dossier!

At my public hearing before the Vermont Labor Relations Board, I entered into evidence emails obtained through public records requests I made early in the grievance process. Already published here at this blog is one email showing the Chair sought to remove from my teaching dossier a letter of strong support written by Patricia Corcoran.…Continue reading “John is a huge asset to UVM” — a dean’s “awkward” words that UVM’s Department of Economics Chair sought to delete from my dossier!

The Hunting Ground — and the deep money state at universities

Watching The Hunting Ground recently was eye-opening, but not because of the story itself (outrageous and despicable as it is) about rape culture on campus. What was so shocking was the degree to which universities and colleges provide a protection racket for this culture of violence. Why? As the film reveals, because of big money!…Continue reading The Hunting Ground — and the deep money state at universities

The wheels of justice turn slowly, if at all, at UVM

I’ve been out skiing while I await the decision on my grievance for wrongful denial of reappointment at UVM. The Vermont Labor Relations Board should be making its decision in the next couple of weeks. It has already been two weeks since both parties filed final briefs (Proposed Findings of Fact and Conclusions of Law).…Continue reading The wheels of justice turn slowly, if at all, at UVM