Why pray tell are we giving tax dollars to universities that have more money in their endowment funds than we have in the U.S. Treasury?
AKA Top 10 Libtard Universities.
Yet, curiously, political discourse conveniently forgets the other potential menace that Ike warned of in that speech: the scientific-technological elite. Specifically, Eisenhower observed:
"...Akin to, and largely responsible for the sweeping changes in our industrial-military posture, has been the technological revolution during recent decades.
In this revolution, research has become central, it also becomes more formalized, complex, and costly. A steadily increasing share is conducted for, by, or at the direction of, the Federal government.
Today, the solitary inventor, tinkering in his shop, has been overshadowed by task forces of scientists in laboratories and testing fields. In the same fashion, the free university, historically the fountainhead of free ideas and scientific discovery, has experienced a revolution in the conduct of research. Partly because of the huge costs involved, a government contract becomes virtually a substitute for intellectual curiosity. For every old blackboard there are now hundreds of new electronic computers.
The prospect of domination of the nation's scholars by Federal employment, project allocations, and the power of money is ever present and is gravely to be regarded.
Yet, in holding scientific research and discovery in respect, as we should, we must also be alert to the equal and opposite danger that public policy could itself become the captive of a scientific-technological elite."
The next time a lib, particularly an academic cries about, "the military-industrial complex," find out if they know who coined the term and if they agree with the speech in which it first appeared ;-)
I should have gone to UCSD. Idiot self.
A little surprised to see UW-Madison up there; with all the radical baloney coming out of that campus, you’d think the government would steer clear.
Guess that would make too much sense.