Saturday, March 28, 2020

Tyler Cowen. "The real contributions of Harvard, MIT and Stanford to the world are not the food-service workers they hire."

Henry Farrell responds
There is also the conservative case (from @SWGoldman fair) that the actual function of Harvard etc is to inculcate appropriate values in elite. On the one hand, those values might include solidarity with ordinary people in hard times.
Farrell and Cowen.

The more things change...

Farrell and Cowen now have tags, along with Kieran Healy. That one is interesting.

The rise of science denialism is the backlash against decades of academic and political pseudoscience.

Nichols is the author of The Death of Expertise, published by Oxford.
I'd forgotten that Quiggin linked to a positive review.

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