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. 



  1. Unlikely Heroes

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

    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!