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The War of the Generations

Here’s the headline of the day from our friends over at Via Meadia. Illinois’s Blue Robin Hoods Stealing from the Young to Give to the Old The topic is the pension crisis, specifically in Illinois, where the legislature has decided to cut spending on education by $400 million — for the third year in a…Read more The War of the Generations Posted on 18 January 2013 | 3:27 pm

Teaching, Time, & the Research University

My post on the proposed cuts to political science funding has drawn many comments. The political science community has mobilized strongly, sending out emails emphasizing the fact that Congressman Flake’s cuts do not actually cut any money from the NSF budget, but just  from political science, thus in effect redirecting it to other disciplines. Steven…Read more Teaching, Time, & the Research University Posted on 20 May 2012 | 3:57 pm