Thursday, December 16, 2004

Re: Bass Ackwards: Sounds like universities could meet Razor's standard by simply airing reruns of the Daily Show. Seriously, the Economist article is right in the respect that as long as the business community cares more about science and technology there's no way to start a trend towards academic "balance." There is no solution that I can see. I certainly wouldn't endorse any government action to legislate hiring/voting policies at private universities and any attempt to effect change at public institutions would fall flat. If the faculty is already so biased, which I agree it is, can you really imagine them putting forth an honest effort towards balance?

The only hope is for "conservative" academics to have better credentials, publish more, and make themselves impossible to marginalize. Or, as the article points out, continue the flight to "think tank" world.

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