Some serious Head Wallah of the profession:
Aditya Chakrabortty says that sociologists take refuge in debating quibbles instead of tackling the neoliberal economic and social disaster head-on,
So not at all biased one way or the other.
In fact our conference, to which journalists were invited, had three main sessions, each attended by hundreds of researchers: on private equity firms; the failure of Marxism to predict the downturn;
I\’m sure that you\’ll be quite amazed to find that the failure of Marxism to predict the downturn is not a refutation of Marxism in the same manner that the failure of neoliberalism to predict the downturn is an obvious and whole refutaiton of neoliberalism.
Academics – from sociology and other disciplines – and research funding bodies have to work together to ensure there is funding to tackle these issues in-depth.
And we need more taxpayers\’ cash.