Category Archive: Government-supported “higher education”

May 18

Australian professor fired by government university for global warming skepticism

James Cook University, a public university and the second oldest university in Queensland, Australia, has fired Professor Peter Ridd for climate skepticism and related “misconduct.” See here.

May 08

Anthropologist: modern universities breed conformity rather than intellectual curiosity

Many have wondered why most college professors conform to stereotype: hopelessly closed-minded worshippers of elitist, ‘leftist’ ideology. David Graeber, a professor of anthropology at the London School of Economics and Political Science, suggests in a recent book that the structure and norms of university life breed conformity. Something about the experience of grad school, the …

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May 03

50 year anniversary of “The Population Bomb” hoax

This month marks the 50th anniversary of the publication of Paul Ehrlich’s “The Population Bomb.” The book catapulted Ehrlich to superstardom among the world’s scientists, and remains one of the all-time science bestsellers. Yet the past 50 years of knowledge and human development have proven the book to be fundamentally false. See here. “Ehrlich prophesied …

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Apr 26

Pro- Government Extremist Faculty at Montana State University Vote to Deny Research Center named after Government-Critical Koch Brothers

America’s government-supported colleges and universities are temples of government worship and central planning. Almost any American who walks onto a college campus becomes immediately less free. MSU has speech codes and speech “zones.” The faculty at MSU spew a steady stream of pro-government extremist research and sentiment. Their “research” on such matters as campaign-finance policy, …

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Apr 24

Davidson College disinvites renowned anti-government history professor Burton Folsom for being ‘not academic enough’

Buton Folsom is one of America’s premier historians of ingenuity, economics and industry. His books and peer-reviewed articles are read widely. But Folsom takes a decidedly different perspective from most other humanities and social-science professors. His works often criticize regulation and government control. Recently a student group at government-supporting Davidson College (in North Carolina) arranged …

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Feb 05

Skeptical scientist CENSURED by government university for questioning the integrity of scientific institutions

The world’s government-funded colleges and universities produce and promote a steady stream of pro-government propaganda masquerading as “science” or “the humanities.” Last August Professor Peter Ridd said the unsayable — that we can no longer trust scientific institutions. “The basic problem is that we can no longer trust the scientific organisations like the Australian Institute …

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Oct 16

Government universities suppress free speech by imposing different conditions based on content

Many government universities provide public event space for rent or for use by student groups. Generally student groups and clubs can reserve meeting halls for free while nonstudents and outsiders must pay for the use of facilities. But many government colleges have a habit of discriminating among student organizations and speakers based on the content …

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Aug 12

“Despotism and Defiance” Symposium Moved to Monday, August 14 in front of Las Vegas Federal Courthouse

Lysander Spooner University’s “Despotism and Defiance” Symposium was scheduled for Saturday, August 12 at “Camp Liberty” in downtown Las Vegas. However, yesterday, on August 11, Las Vegas police arrived in massive numbers at the location and demanded that the venue be closed due to “code violations.” People at Camp Liberty were unlawfully detained and told …

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Aug 09

America’s government-approved education system increasingly produces illiterate citizens

The great Professor Walter E. Williams has authored a startling column: “Is College Education Worth It?” “According to the National Conference of State Legislatures . . . studies have found anywhere from 28 percent to 40 percent of students enroll in at least one remedial course” upon entering college. “Only 25 percent of students who …

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Jul 16

A majority of self-described conservatives now view America’s colleges as a DRAIN on society

An astounding new study by the Pew Research Center is out: A majority of Republicans and Republican-leaning independents (58%) now say that colleges and universities have a negative effect on the country, up from 45% last year. By contrast, most Democrats and Democratic leaners (72%) say colleges and universities have a positive effect, which is …

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