Authors: Maria Alejandra C. Madi
Addresses: FIA Business School, Rua Sergipe 627, apto 144, São Paulo-SP, CEP 01243-001, Brazil
Abstract: This short article focuses on the challenges of the COVID pandemic for colleges and universities in the USA. After framing one of the serious institutional and ethical problems brought on by the pandemic, the theoretical work of Karl Polanyi and the observations of Frank Bruni and Brian Rosenberg are considered to further analyse the relation between the provision of public goods, the dynamics of higher educational institutions, and the targets of instrumental rationality in society.
Keywords: COVID pandemic; higher education; public goods; ethics.
International Journal of Pluralism and Economics Education, 2020 Vol.11 No.3, pp.255 - 257
Received: 18 Nov 2020
Accepted: 01 Mar 2021
Published online: 30 Jun 2021 *