Badlands Journal editorial board
...The solution lies in residents increasing their job skills, he (Kelvin Jasek-Rysdahl, an economics professor at California State University, Stanislaus) said. -- Modesto Bee, Sept. 15, 2010
After the largest financial fraud in the history of the world comes down, the worst effects of all in the north San Joaquin Valley, and we had the Pomboza (representatives Richard Pombo and Dennis Cardoza) trying to gut the Endangered Species Act in the midst of it, and now we have this Turkey Tech economics professor blaming the victims for not having degrees in computer science or something else of a professional nature. If only it had just been forklift drivers that lied on their mortgage applications, while people with proper academic degrees told the truth, did not engage in wild real estate speculation and were wise enough to avoid financial disaster, the Learned Man's judgment might make some sense. But that's not how it happened.
It is a sad, sickening thing to see in the regional press, day after day, from the bloviations of UC Merced "scientists" to the CSU pundits on down, just how completely the academic elites sold out their own society -- aka us -- to stay "on the same page" of their corrupt disciplines. Read More »