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    Re: Bloomberg: Universities becoming bastions of intolerance

    Quote Originally Posted by Boo Radley View Post
    Again, being a majority doesn't in and of itself prove anything.
    At a certain point, a dominant majority is able to institute a groupthink which shuts down debate and causes key underlying assumptions and beliefs to go unchallenged. That is what is happening in many of our universities today. Diversity in everything but thought .

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    Re: Bloomberg: Universities becoming bastions of intolerance

    If the left dropped their whole "you're intolerant" crap how much would they have left?

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    Re: Bloomberg: Universities becoming bastions of intolerance

    Quote Originally Posted by Grant View Post
    Actually majority decisions count for a great deal in democracies.

    You didn't even read the link! How do you ever expect to become knowledgeable if you don't read? Is it a left wing requirement??
    Only in an actual vote. Not much otherwise.

    And it doesn't matter. Anyone with such a number is just plain silly.

    AUSTAN GOOLSBEE: I think the world vests too much power, certainly in the president, probably in Washington in general for its influence on the economy, because most all of the economy has nothing to do with the government.

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    Re: Bloomberg: Universities becoming bastions of intolerance

    Quote Originally Posted by cpwill View Post
    At a certain point, a dominant majority is able to institute a groupthink which shuts down debate and causes key underlying assumptions and beliefs to go unchallenged. That is what is happening in many of our universities today. Diversity in everything but thought .
    Sometimes that happens, quite true. But sometimes it doesn't. In and of itself, a majority is useless. You have to actually do the work and prove something.

    AUSTAN GOOLSBEE: I think the world vests too much power, certainly in the president, probably in Washington in general for its influence on the economy, because most all of the economy has nothing to do with the government.

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    Re: Bloomberg: Universities becoming bastions of intolerance

    Quote Originally Posted by Boo Radley View Post
    I know you think that's clever. You'd have to have the school denying difference of opinions. Evidence of hiring practices specifically designed to prevent hiring. An application question, like are you now or have you ever been a conservative. Evidence that not one professor, but that's majority of professors deny differing opinions or conservative thought in the classroom. Or that the school never, ever invites conservatives to the campus. Actual evidence of something actually being done.
    This has been provided to you in the past only to have you dismiss it. Face it, you will never accept the truth.
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    Re: Bloomberg: Universities becoming bastions of intolerance

    Quote Originally Posted by Boo Radley View Post
    Only in an actual vote. Not much otherwise.

    And it doesn't matter. Anyone with such a number is just plain silly.
    Incredible!!! Enjoy your bliss.

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    Re: Bloomberg: Universities becoming bastions of intolerance

    Quote Originally Posted by Fishstyx View Post
    Is this an attempt to soak a post with sarcasm and wit? Remember, if that is the case, tone and inflection is lost on the internet.

    If you're serious....I started laughing at the "money" part. Most of academia easily fall in the upper class category.
    "Upper class" (whatever that means) doesn't exert in any real political power in its own right. We don't have an aristocracy. Academics aren't a political class either.

    Political power these days belongs to those who can raise enough money to pay an entire organization of professional networkers (a lobbying group) to represent them. The NRA is one such group. Since (depending on the issue's importance) a single vote from a single Congressmen on a single issue can go as high as $3,000,000-4,000,000 in terms of the amount of money it takes to "win them over" and lobbyists need to provide salaries to all of their employees, you can imagine that it takes more capital than academia altogether would be able to raise to have a lobbying group. It takes dozens, hundreds, or thousands of companies (or tens of millions of private citizens) to generate the kind of capital to have even mild representation of your interests written into the laws.
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    Re: Bloomberg: Universities becoming bastions of intolerance

    Quote Originally Posted by j-mac View Post
    This has been provided to you in the past only to have you dismiss it. Face it, you will never accept the truth.
    No it hasn't. You can find one professor at one place. I can find the opposite at another. We've done that. Your merely won't do the hard work and do an actual objective study.

    AUSTAN GOOLSBEE: I think the world vests too much power, certainly in the president, probably in Washington in general for its influence on the economy, because most all of the economy has nothing to do with the government.

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    Re: Bloomberg: Universities becoming bastions of intolerance

    Quote Originally Posted by Grant View Post
    Incredible!!! Enjoy your bliss.
    The numbers silly any way you cut it.

    AUSTAN GOOLSBEE: I think the world vests too much power, certainly in the president, probably in Washington in general for its influence on the economy, because most all of the economy has nothing to do with the government.

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    Re: Bloomberg: Universities becoming bastions of intolerance

    Quote Originally Posted by Boo Radley View Post
    No it hasn't. You can find one professor at one place. I can find the opposite at another. We've done that. Your merely won't do the hard work and do an actual objective study.
    You've been provided with studies, you've been provided with examples, you've even been provided with liberal academics themselves all but admitting that this takes place, now you ME, j-mac, a truck driver working 70 hours a week to conduct my own study? This is why it is hard to take you seriously....
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