I JUST posted a Twitter thread where I talk about my personal struggles with student and credit card debt—and asked others to share their stories. Below are some responses from people who took up that challenge:
@joshua_eaton You are 100% correct.My neighbors were foreclosed and moved out in the middle of the [...]
LAST week I came out to my 1000 some-odd Twitter followers as a delinquent debtor. I’m not really that delinquent—I’m two weeks behind in one credit card payment—but it’s still extremely personal. And I still had to build up a lot of courage to do it.
There are two main points I was trying to [...]
Let’s not kid ourselves. Temp is a euphemism for day laborer. George and Lennie are no longer merely ranch hands. They work in law firms, banks, insurance companies and in your own workplace.
TEMPING is discouraging for many reasons. There’s the low pay, the insecurity, the menial tasks, the [...]
MY LATEST article has just been posted at State of Formation: “Discipline and Punish: the Buddha on the Dangers of Divinity School.” It’s largely based on the sermon on the Kalama sutta that I gave in the 2009 Billing Preaching Prize competition, which is also posted here; you can view [...]
An argument for why Harvard University’s top administration should take voluntary pay cuts in the face of massive staff layoffs.
In the face of layoffs and potential layoffs, student at Harvard University in general and Harvard Divinity School in particular have a moral responsibility to cut back on luxuries so that others may keep their jobs.