Sunday Quote

I want to print this one up and post it all over the local university:

What is unsatisfactory with present-day academic conditions — not only in this country but in most foreign nations– is not the fact that many teachers are blindly committed to Veblenian, Marxian and Keynesian fallacies, and try to convince their students that no tenable objections can be raised against what they call progressive policies.  The mischief is rather to be seen in the fact that the statements of these teachers are not challenged by any criticism in the academic sphere.  The pseudo-liberals monopolize the teaching jobs at many universities.  Only men who agree with them are appointed as teachers and instructors of the social sciences, and only textbooks supporting their ideas are used.  The essential question is not how to get rid of inept teachers and poor textbook.  It is how to give the students an opportunity to hear something about the ideas of economists rejecting the tenets of the interventionists, inflationists, Socialists, and Communists.

-Ludwig Von Mises, Planning for Freedom, p 152.

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  1. The same would be said for high schools and their teachers.

    But if I were a superintendent of schools or someone else in position to make those decisions, I sure wouldn’t hire teachers who had ideas and wanted to teach ideas in extreme opposition to mine. Cause, you know, I’m right. They’re wrong.

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