Re: Nothing sinister about liberal campuses
- At my college it does seem like there are few conservative professors,
and there are quite a few self-described liberal professors. We do
have one economics professor who worked in the Reagan White House, Tim
Roth. I remember hearing that he's the faculty sponsor of the student
Republican group. I would like to take a class with him, but as I've
seen from the Introduction to Economics courses I've taken, I'm
terrible at economics. Or terrible at all the math involved anyway.
Roth's written a book (which I have no intention of buying or
reading), "The Ethics and the Economics of Minimalist Government".
Amazon also has a book by two political science professors from my
school who I know slightly, Irasema Coronado and Kathy Staudt. The
book is "Frontera No Mas: Toward Social Justice at the U.S.-Mexico
--- In email@example.com, "Ram Lau" <ramlau@y...> wrote:
> Blacklisting conservatives? Vast left-wing conspiracy? =)
> Most likely not, I'd say. I actually think what the professor said
> is true. A conservative authority in academia is in demand, but
> there just aren't that many. I guess it's harder to turn
> conservative after so many years of learning, regardless of the
> seen from the Introduction to Economics courses I've taken, I'mGreg,
> terrible at economics. Or terrible at all the math involved anyway.
> Roth's written a book (which I have no intention of buying or
> reading), "The Ethics and the Economics of Minimalist Government".
Economics is so much fun with or without the math. Forget about what
that Roth guy wrote, start from reading the great dialogue between
Keynes and von Hayek instead. Commanding Heights is a great book
that describes what has been happening in the last century:
PBS did a good job introducing the book:
You gotta love the Homo Economicus. =)