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GFDavies @gailfdavies
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Quickly pulling past thoughts together, here’s a collation of my last two weeks of threads on value, politics and knowledge in #ucustruke. I’ve ordered these explorations of the sites making the #uss pension dispute through the intersection of different registers of value
It started with a rant to those who said academics needed to join the real world, which at root was an argument about unrecognised academic surplus labour, accumulated as *surplus-value* by universities whilst vital to other innovation processes #ucustruke
It was quickly clear other knowledges were being mobilized, in particular by management consultancies creating new spaces of *speculative value* both in the management of higher education and in the move to DC pensions. Inspired by @CLIVEYB I started here
There are a no of threads that show the multiple nature of the USS/UUK and consultatncy interface shaping landscapes of risk and value …
@felicitycallard picked up the research and continues #ucustruke
There is another thread on consultant's role in shaping values here
Looking at the how a core set shape these values also reveals there may be alternatives #ucustruke
Putting these documents into the twitter debate on pensions creates an encounter between the *ethics/norms and values* of those working academia and *speculative value* sold by consultanacies, which is well striking!
#ucustruke
So, as an aside I start thinking about the relations and differences between the moblizations of knowledge and registers of value in consulancy and academic research #ucustruke
And whether these divergent values and differing mobilizations of uncertainty can be resolved through more amateur digging into actaurial models or represented a different problem #ucustruke
So, I arrive at a way forward through the reconsideration of constitutional values And that is where I still am, even the 'more independent' pension experts think my approach is all simply process and there is only economic value #nocapitulation
My thanks to @felicitycallard @CLIVEYB @FrenchShaun @AmooreLouise and @henryhtapper and many others along the way. This current organisation of thoughts is for Kaushik Sunder Rajan to whom I still owe an email long delayed by events
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