Getting what they wanted

Good and hard

When the Affordable Care Act passed in early 2010, many in academia—faculty and students alike—cheered on. But now that its provisions are going into effect, some of these same people are learning firsthand that Obamacare has some nasty side effects.

A new piece in the Wall Street Journal reports that many colleges are cutting back on the number of hours worked by adjunct professors, in order to avoid new requirements that they provide healthcare to anyone working over 30 hours per week. This is terrible news for a lot of people; 70 percent of professors work as adjuncts and many will now have to cope with a major pay cut just as requirements that they buy their own health insurance go into effect.

For some reason, I hear wailing and gnashing of teeth over fast food workers getting their hours cut by eevviill employers because of this rule in Obamacare all over the leftosphere. But I had to go somewhat deep into the rightosphere to find this one?

I wonder why that might be? I know they read the WSJ too.

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2 Responses to Getting what they wanted

  1. Rolf says:

    Apparently, these guys are so highly educated they know nothing about cause and effect, basic cost controls, or running a business. I.e., they are divorced from reality, and they think things they support only work the way they want them to work.

    It might result in massive cognitive dissonance – they wanted Obamacare in order to force people to do the things they “should” do, because those evil business-people only looked out for their own best interest, and then they are shocked when people that run schools (on a budget, sort of like a business) actually look out for their own best interests. In other words, they are surprised that people act like people, and respond to actual incentives, not officially stated political goals.

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