PERSPECTIVES: Higher Education as a Business (As Seen Two Decades Ago)

Richard Posner, University of Chicago Law School, writing in the June 2002 issue of The Atlantic: “Almost everything nowadays is “rationalized,” in Weber’s sense of the word—businesslike, rule-bound, disenchanted. The loss of enchantment—of idealistic, romantic, charismatic, or otherwise “primitive” or unrealistic methods of coordinating human endeavors—is the source of incessant diatribes against the university’s loss of soul.” Read the full commentary here.

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