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The “adjunct crisis” has not grown out of the so-called corporatization of the university. Instead, the crisis is largely a product of the very assumption which both the author of the article and universities across the nation have swallowed: that research is valuable as an end in itself.
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Best-selling author and Fellow at the Ayn Rand Institute, Don Watkins, will debate UW-Madison political scientist, Howard Schweber, on the morality of the welfare state.
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The FDA’s Presumption to Regulate Keeps Valuable Products off the Market The Christian Science Monitor recently published an article on the recent FDA hearings about genetically engineered (GE) salmon: “U.S. government food regulators pondered Monday whether to say, for the first time, that it’s OK to market a genetically engineered animal as safe for Americans […]
China has reportedly overtaken Japan as the world’s second largest economy. Many react to China’s ascendance by warning that America is in “danger” of being “overtaken”. On this view, the fact that some people gain more means that others necessarily have less. This question was raised in a recent discussion on NPR: JOFFE-WALT: And I […]
In an article appearing in UC Berkeley’s Daily Californian, Andrew Glidden describes the scope of the absurdity of our nation’s current environmental regulatory system, from its recent prohibition of Kevin Costner’s oil salvaging machines, to the pending regulation of all carbon dioxide as a pollutant under the Clean Air Act. After suggesting that the cost […]