Gerry Canavan

the smartest kid on earth

Late Night Tuesday

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* Duke’s Jedediah Purdy: Why I Got Arrested in Raleigh: The States Are the New Front Line.

* Authoritarianism from the inside. More from Corey Robin. The Vain Media Cynics of the NSA Story.

Under the provisions of his Tax-Free NY scheme, most of the 64 campuses of the State University of New York (SUNY), some private colleges, and zones adjacent to SUNY campuses would be thrown open to private businesses — businesses that would be exempted from state taxes on sales, property, the income of their owners, and the income of their employees for a period of ten years. According to the governor, this creation of tax havens for private, profit-making companies is designed to create economic development and jobs, especially in upstate New York. It gets worse:

Accompanied by businessmen, politicians, and top SUNY administrators on a tour of the state, Cuomo has embarked on a full court press for his plan. “There are winners and there are losers,” he declared. “And the point of this is to be a winner.” Tax-Free NY, he announced, was “a game-changing initiative that will transform SUNY campuses and university communities across the state.” Conceding that these tax-free zones wouldn’t work without a dramatic “culture shift” in the SUNY system, Cuomo argued that faculty would have to “get interested and participate in entrepreneurial activities.” As he declared in mid-May, the situation was “delicate, because academics are academics. … But you can be a great academic and you can be entrepreneurial, and I would argue you’d be a better academic if you were actually entrepreneurial.”

* It turns out Booz Allen is also big into disruption in higher ed.

* By 2050, Nearly A Million New Yorkers Will Live In A Floodplain.

* And science proves LEGO faces are getting angrier. Hey, they’re just like us!

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  1. Jedediah, with a d.

    Josh K-sky

    June 12, 2013 at 12:07 am


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