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1 posted on 06/25/2008 10:13:12 AM PDT by Caleb1411
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The University of Chicago and the University of Virginia were regarded as the top two law schools in the country for conservative thought.

Conservatives were still outnumbered in their ranks, but the showing was impressively strong. The Federalist Society had strong ties at those two schools, and Scalia taught at UVA.

I don’t know how long that trend will hold, though. Some of the new hires at UVA in particular were leaning a bit to the left. .


2 posted on 06/25/2008 10:21:33 AM PDT by CaspersGh0sts
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President Zimmer should take up the professors’ challenge and go on an effort to diversify the other University departments. Bunch of fascists!


3 posted on 06/25/2008 10:22:34 AM PDT by winner3000
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A bunch of sissified,pencil-necked fools who think they’re really, really smart (they aren’t) and superior (nope) to the unwashed rabble outside their cloistered environment.


4 posted on 06/25/2008 10:23:46 AM PDT by astounded (The Democrat Party is a Clear and Present Danger to the USA)
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ronald reagan, margaret thatcher, pope john paul, ayn rand, milton friedman

...

the end of an era.

and now the commie scums reclaim public life.


5 posted on 06/25/2008 10:28:31 AM PDT by ken21 ( people die + you never hear from them again.)
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And, to think parents are paying tuition to cover the salaries of neanderthal professors who don't recognize the significant contributions of Milton Friedman to America and the world.

absurd...

Milton was the man in my economics courses in college.

6 posted on 06/25/2008 10:28:33 AM PDT by xtinct (I was the next door neighbor kid's imaginary friend.)
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.....I’d love to see a college president go into one of these a**holes offices and tell him “you’re fired and security is now going to escourt you off campus”....when the wuzz says “I got tenure” the answer is “so what?”....when the prof sues, the school gets a change of venue to a working class town where the jury[many of whom have been laid off themselves]will hear these self entitled wimp profs. try to explain why they alone in American society are deserving of a six figure job for life....let’s see them explain that to a guy with a wife and three kids who just got “downsized”


7 posted on 06/25/2008 10:30:54 AM PDT by STONEWALLS
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A university where all but a handful of professors are on the cultural and political left risks losing its "ideological diversity" if it endows a center named after a non-leftist. It's been a while since we've seen such a lovely expression of the topsy-turvy worldview of the people who teach our sons and daughters. . . .

This is strictly by the book(s):



8 posted on 06/25/2008 10:33:48 AM PDT by weegee (In 1988 Lenora Fulani was the 1st black woman to appear on presidential ballots in all 50 states)
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How much you want to bet that Barack’s terrorist buddy Ayers and wife Dohrn were two of the hundred?


9 posted on 06/25/2008 10:34:03 AM PDT by aruanan
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Diversity? If they are serious about intellectual diversity the
faculty should reflect the political diversity of America.
Perhaps 33% democrat ,33% republican and 33% uncommitted.

As it stands today I’ll bet U of C is 90% left socialist.


11 posted on 06/25/2008 10:49:15 AM PDT by ChiMark
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What I don’t get about this tempest in a teapot is how naming this new center for Friedman does anything more than acknowledge his imprint on economic theory that is already contained within the university’s eponymous “Chicago school of economics”: “a school of thought favoring free-market economics practiced at and disseminated from the University of Chicago in the middle of the 20th century”. (From Wikipedia)

Perhaps if the school considered naming the new center for John Maynard Keynes, the antithesis of Friedman and the Chicago school, then the perturbed professoriate could be mollified...but I doubt it.


14 posted on 06/25/2008 11:18:27 AM PDT by T-Bird45 (It feels like the seventies, and it shouldn't.)
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"No external force, no coercion, no violation of freedom is necessary to produce cooperation among individuals all of whom can benefit. That is why, as Adam Smith put it, an individual who “intends only his own gain” is led by an invisible hand to promote an end which was no part of his intention." - Milton and Rose Friedman.

Historical evidence speaks with a single voice on the relation between political freedom and a free market. I know of no example in time or place of a society that has been marked by a large measure of political freedom, and that has not also used something comparable to a free market to organize the bulk of economic activity. - Milton Friedman, Capitalism and Freedom, 1962.

Economic freedom is an essential requisite for political freedom. By enabling people to cooperate with one another without coercion or central direction, it reduces the area over which political power is exercised. - Milton & Rose Friedman, Free to Choose, 1980.

"The discipline of colleges and universities is in general contrived, not for the benefit of the students, but for the interest, or more properly speaking, for the ease of the masters. Its object is, in all cases to maintain the authority of the master, and whether he neglects or performs his duty, to oblige the students in all cases to behave to him as if he performed it with the greatest diligence and ability. It seems to presume perfect wisdom and virtue in the one order, and the greatest weakness and folly in the other. Where the masters, however, really perform their duty, there are no examples, I believe, that the greater part of the students ever neglect theirs." - Adam Smith, The Wealth of Nations, 1776.

"If the teacher happens to be a man of sense, it must be an unpleasant thing to him to be conscious, while he is lecturing his students, that he is either speaking or reading nonsense, or what is little better than nonsense. It must, too, be unpleasant to him to observe that the greater part of his students desert his lectures, or perhaps attend upon them with plain enough marks of neglect, contempt, and derision." - Adam Smith, The Wealth of Nations, 1776.

Adam Smith - The Invisible Hand Speaks.

What will probably happen is that the new school of economics will be staffed with lib profs who will endeavor to destroy and subvert the theories of Milton and Rose Friedman. Only socialists and Marxists will be allowed to lecture. If a conservative does make it on the venue he will be facing a hostile panel of lefties in the lecture equivalent of a lynching.

17 posted on 06/25/2008 11:55:52 AM PDT by PsyOp (Truth in itself is rarely sufficient to make men act. - Clauswitz, On War, 1832.)
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