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Daily Archive for March 29th, 2012

Just Claim to Claim the High Ground

That’s what the health debate is devolving into now. I really do. Now there are discussions if the SCOTUS strikes down the law that it will be a slow, gut-wrenching creep over the next decade to a single-payer-like government system where almost everyone is on an expanded Medicare, Medicaid and SCHIP program. That’s because no […]

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A Tree Falls in the Woods

If all tenure-track faculty members left academia tomorrow, would anyone notice? Of course the question is mostly, but not entirely tongue in cheek. Here are some facts to consider: Of the $273 billion that was spent by public higher education institutions in 2008-9, only $75 billion was dedicated to “instruction.” In other words, about 1/4 […]

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