Money is power, literally.

It takes privilege to call out privilege. Earning money is often the only tangible way to empowerment, as it gives options. Empowerment will not come through radical postering. It comes by earning well, so that one can’t be easily bullied. Tenure track academics can afford their politics. When one cannot pay bills, politics seems hollow as the tenure track academic will get back to ones comfortable life. Think how to negotiate structures when does not have the resources to retire or an insurance. We live in a precarious era, where we have lost touch with the basics. Boring is good.