“…and the Economics department is awash with Libertarian shills for the Kochs such as Don Boudreaux and Russell Roberts.”

May 26, 2012 § 2 Comments

“Though Mason has an exemplary technology and computer science program, they are also Ground Zero for various academic apologists for the whole Libertarian movement. The Cato Institute, bankrolled by Princes of Fucking DarknessDavid and Charles Koch, is housed there, and the Economics department is awash with Libertarian shills for the Kochs such as Don Boudreaux and Russell Roberts.

“A recent dustup has arisen over at  GMU over Professor T. Mills Kelly’s class, “Lying about the Past,” which had as part of the coursework, assignments to go out and fabricate facts and stories on various public websites, most notably Wikipedia. Jimmy Wales, the founder of Wikipedia, likened it to dumping trash on the street to see if people would pick it up. This has been going on since 2008. The Atlantic has a good write up on the whole sorry mess. Kelly, the professor responsible for this fiasco, attempts to reframe this as a free speech issue on his blog.”

http://postralphaelite.blogspot.com/2012/05/in-which-george-mason-university-gets.html

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§ 2 Responses to “…and the Economics department is awash with Libertarian shills for the Kochs such as Don Boudreaux and Russell Roberts.”

  • I thought these techniques were only taught at the country’s finest journalism schools and to the writers of history text books for public school students. I’ll have to seriously consider sending my kids to George Mason if they’ve raised their education standards to be on par with the nation’s most elite universities.

    But in all seriousness, Wikipedia is a loosely policed dumping ground for fact, opinion, and outright propaganda and fabrications. Nothing on the website should be taken at face value. Nothing on the internet in general should be accepted as the gospel truth without independent verification.

  • “Nothing on the internet in general should be accepted as the gospel truth without independent verification.”

    I know.

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