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Thomas K. Lindsay, Ph.D., Editor in Chief and Director, Center for Higher Education, Texas Public Policy Foundation

Sociology Prof: “Don’t Study Economics – It Makes You a Bad Person!”

Because economics discourages the drawing of conclusions based on emotion and emphasizes the need to fully consider the results of action — the opportunity costs and the unintended consequences — it makes the student less inclined to fall head over heels for leftist panaceas such as the minimum wage, “free” medical care, and so forth.

Higher Ed and Indiana: Double Freedom Violation?

Regrettably, at least one college president has taken the liberty-curbing even further than opposing Indiana’s law, forbidding employees of his college to use institutional money – much of which comes from taxpayers – to do business in Indiana.

60 California profs ‘unequivocally’ endorse American flag ban

Richard Pham, a senior majoring in History, told Campus Reform he was appalled to learn that UC Irvine professors supported the actions of the student council. “What troubles me about the flag ban is that it restricts free speech,” Pham said.

The Death of Free Speech on College Campuses

One of the truly delightful things about college is that it allows earnest young people to try out all sorts of ridiculous ideas without causing much lasting harm. After graduation, most will grow up and learn how to laugh at their prior selves.

Death Spiral or Not, Law Schools Won’t Change

“Law schools are run by the faculty for the faculty,” she says. Quite so. And legal scholarship – all those law review articles that professors slave over, leaving them little time for students? She writes, “The value of legal scholarship, which is rarely read, has its skeptics, among them Chief Justice John Roberts.”

In The Matter of Sweet Briar College

There is an amazing failure of imagination here—rooted in the institutional liberalism pervasive in higher ed—and a terrific opportunity for an educational entrepreneur.

Governor Abbott’s Higher-Education Agenda

The dedication of funding for attracting top researchers is a good idea that seems compatible with the ETF mission, and I would allocate even more than the 50% the Governor proposes, possibly all of it.