Monday, June 4, 2018

Jordan Peterson Talking to Peter Thiel About Launching an Online University



From a Financial Times interview with Jordan Peterson:
Peterson may be an academic, but he’s dispensing with the academy’s constraints. His university salary is around $128,000; that now looks modest beside the $1m a year he receives in crowdfunding via the site Patreon, in return for YouTube Q&As. Traditional universities charge “unforgivable” fees, and “haven’t got a hope of surviving in their present form”, he says. He has hired three people to work on a proposal for a new online university — “user-funded at the lowest possible cost, but also crowdsourced in terms of its operation”. He is in touch with Peter Thiel, the venture capitalist who urges undergraduates to drop out. 

-RW  

3 comments:

  1. Unlikely Heroes

    A Canadian psycology prof and a gay silicon valley tech tycoon...not exactly Mises and Rothbard but I'll take it!

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    1. There is a ton of potential and if it rises to a fraction of that I would love to see it topple the education value prospect on its head!

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