Saturday, June 08, 2013

The role of academics in poverty programs

Apparently there is a new organization Academics Stand Against Poverty (ASAP) discussed in Crooked Timber. I do not know any thing about the organization. From the comment number 7 in CT,
"I am sort of mystified by this. As I’m understanding it — which could be very poorly — it seems we have a group of academics who are exploiting and profiting from poverty in terms of status, prospects, and probably remuneration. We have ‘professors and graduate students, … philosophers, economists, political scientists, and others from around the world’ making use of the poor and their various predicaments as a career."
I share the sceptism.

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