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James McGill Buchanan’s terrifying vision of society is the intellectual basis of the far-right.
Good article on what many "libertarian" thinkers really want. Supression of the majority.
books  economics  academia 
14 hours ago by Brandonshire
Professors’ Growing Risk: Harassment for Things They Never Really Said - The Chronicle of Higher Education
College faculty members can find it challenging enough to deal with the backlash over a controversial remark. In recent months, however, several have ended up facing a barrage of harassment and death threats in response to statements that they deny ever actually making.

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Signal Boost: How Conservative Media Outlets Turn Faculty Viewpoints Into National News

Johnny Eric Williams, an assistant professor of sociology at Trinity College, became an extreme example of the phenomenon this week. His employer, a small private institution in Connecticut, ended up closing the campus on Wednesday in response to threats apparently stemming from an article about him on Campus Reform, a conservative website that polices academe for perceived liberal bias. Headlined "Prof calls whites ‘inhuman assholes,’ says ‘let them die,’" the article said Mr. Williams "seemingly endorsed the idea" that the black first responders to last week’s shooting at a congressional baseball game should have done nothing to save the white victims.
online.discrimination  partianship  academia  academic.freedom 
19 hours ago by verstehen
Suicide rate at MIT higher than national average - The Boston Globe
MIT roughly 50% higher in student suicide than peer institutions. Undergrad suicide falling, grad student suicide rising
MIT  academia  suicide  health  mentalhealth 
yesterday by ethanz
RT : My new display of rejections for all visitors to my office to enjoy!
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