The Sovietization of American Universities: ‘Intellectual Orgies’ and ‘the “Nonconcept” of Education’

  • Robert Leeson
Part of the Archival Insights into the Evolution of Economics book series (AIEE)


Should those employed as teachers train students to think critically and evaluate evidence—or should they promote ‘intellectual orgies’ to entrap impressionable adolescents? The Austrian School of Economics—like the ‘Tea Party’—is funded by the ‘free’ market tobacco and fossil fuel industries: should those who disparage the ‘nonconcept’ of ‘education’ be employed by the tax-payer in educational institutions and/or receive tax-deductible donations via ‘educational charities’? Should those who falsely claim to have Ph.Ds be tax-funded as ‘Post-Doctoral Fellows’ and ‘Professors’? Their level of basic competence and economic literacy appears to be low—yet they become funded ‘experts’ on environmental policy issues. This chapter examines some of the dubious material that they impress upon their students and the Koch-funded ‘Hayek-inspired’ ‘knowledge’ production line that drives their ‘academic’ agenda.


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of EconomicsStanford UniversityStanfordUSA
  2. 2.Notre Dame Australia UniversityFremantleAustralia

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