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  •  I DO NOT want the Kochs in our universities (8+ / 0-)

    They can't earn power and influence because everyone knows they're propagandists with an anti-American agenda, so all they've got is to buy it.

    This deduction isn't a very difficult one to make. What is the UNCF thinking?

    Bodhisattva, won't you take me by the hand. Can you show me the shine of your Japan, the sparkle of your China. Show me, and I'll be there, Bodhisattva, Bodhisattva.

    by thenekkidtruth on Fri Jul 25, 2014 at 09:26:17 AM PDT

    •  Not just our universities (4+ / 0-)

      Now they are working on the High Schools

      The poster encouraged the predominantly poor students at Highland Park to enroll in a new, yearlong course that would provide lessons in basic economic principles and practical instruction on starting a business. Students would receive generous financial incentives including startup capital and scholarships after graduation.
      Lesson plans and class materials obtained by The Huffington Post make the course's message clear: The minimum wage hurts workers and slows economic growth. Low taxes and less regulation allow people to prosper. Public assistance harms the poor. Government, in short, is the enemy of liberty.
      One such video Davis showed his students defended price-gouging. "Anti-gouging laws don't do anything to address" shortages, the video's narrator argues. Another video titled "Is There a Glass Ceiling?" asserts that the gender pay gap is a myth. Women earn around 75 cents for every dollar earned by men, it says, but not because of discrimination in the labor market. Rather, it's because of "differences in the choices that men and women make."
      One of the fastest growing elements of YE is a program designed to keep students engaged in what is referred to across Koch-funded platforms as "the liberty movement" long after they finish the course. ...It rewards current students and alumni of YE for attending YE-approved lectures outside the classroom. Each event is assigned a point value, and attendees can redeem the points for scholarship money or venture capital funding.

      “Texas is a so-called red state, but you’ve got 10 million Democrats here in Texas. And …, there are a whole lot of people here in Texas who need us, and who need us to fight for them.” President Obama

      by Catte Nappe on Fri Jul 25, 2014 at 02:12:22 PM PDT

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