Some thoughts on the Stern Report

By | 1st August 2016

A response to the Stern Review of the 2014 REF – and why portability matters to all of us. Economists generally prefer markets to planning – so what have Lord Stern and his colleagues got against a well-functioning market in academic talent, other than it challenging the authority of managerial elites? When did wanting to better oneself or resist oppressive controls become narrowly-motivated rent-seeking?

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