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  •  One of my students works for the Institute (2+ / 0-)
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    NeuvoLiberal, greenearth

    Last December I was in Washington delivering a lecture when I got an e-mail from an ex-student.  We got together Sunday morning for breakfast at Kramer's and talked about his career since he graduated.  He shows me his card and I see 'Competitive enterprise institute, which pretty much tipped off the kind of think tank it was.  I asked him who was funding it, and he said Exxon.  He had a 'watching brief' on the global warming conference in Montreal.

    Nice kid. Ordinary, not particularly reactionary.  They buy them up, and turn them into reactionaries.  

    •  Its sad-- (1+ / 0-)
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      Its so sad.

      I'm in college right now myself and I see it every day.  It's all about the cash... its about what pays the most, how you do it to make it pay more, who you should do it for to make the most money--

      Its the all-consuming scheme of the modern college student.  If you want to grow up liberal you have to take all these classes, and read books about political science or literature or philosophy.

      If you want to grow up conservative you should just go through the 4-year business school documentation procedure and let them file you through like so many action figures on an assembly line.

      I'm not saying all business majors are self-promoting conservatives but...   oh who am I kidding; that's what I'm saying.

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