Former Williams Professor Wendy Brown lecturing on the California budget crisis and UC Berkeley. Brown needs to think a bit harder about her use of the term “public purpose.” A (large?) majority of California taxpayers would rather have their taxes lowered even if it resulted in significantly raised fees for the human capital rich students at Berkeley. That “public” is not Brown’s public.

One great thing about Brown, from my point of view, is that her move from Williams to Berkeley probably made both political science departments more rightwing!

Love the phrase “so-called tax payer revolts.” Prop 13 was nothing but false consciousness . . .

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