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Benjamin Hill

Thanks. This was very interesting.

Enzo Rossi

Spot on. I'd only add that the more academia becomes a high stakes game (a few lucky people with good jobs, propped up by hordes of adjuncts), the stronger the bullying incentives.

Eric Schliesser

Thank you, Enzo. Yes, incentives and distribution(s) of rewards matter. But disincentives (publicity, reputation, lawsuits, etc.) are also evolving.

Avi Metcalfe

Not to be terribly 19th-century about it all, but do modern academics have anything to say or relate about a "sense of mission" in science or philosophy? Or is that way, way over and it it is simply eyes-roll now, and onward to the continued extraction of wealth from the state via demonstrations of intellectuality?

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