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Market economics has driven universities into crisis – and we’re all paying the price | Owen Jones14 Feb 2:00am

Market economics has driven universities into crisis – and we’re all paying the price | Owen Jones

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When staff strike this month, they will be battling not just for the future of higher education but for our economy and cultureThe trebling of tuition fees would unleash a new golden age for English universities, or so we were told. They would become financially sustainable, competitive, liberated from stifling bureaucracy and responsive to the needs of students. And yet, nearly a decade later, higher education is in crisis. Tuition fees have formed part of a full-frontal assault on the living standards of a generation battered by a housing crisis, stagnating wages and slashed services. And with
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