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When universities sell their souls, why do they have to sell so cheaply?
When universities sell their souls, why do they have to sell so cheaply?

Via Erik Loomis comes this report of a university engaging, not to put too fine a point on it, in the world's oldest profession. The case involves Arizona State University, which on Tuesday posted a job for an assistant professor in the history of capitalism and political economy. What caught the eye of Loomis, who teaches history at the University of Rhode Island, was the suggestion that applicants display a research focus including "the relations between free-market institutions and political liberty in modern history." That sounded a little propaganda-ish to Loomis. As it happens, the appointment is in ASU's new Center for Political Thought and Leadership, which...

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