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Last updated 08/27/10.
The Economics department of George Mason University has been strongly shaped by tens of millions of dollars of donations by the libertarian Koch Foundations of the billionaire Koch brothers. Most, if not all, of the staff (23 GMU professors on the Mercatus "Scholars" list 5/16/09) is affiliated with the Koch-financed Mercatus Center, a libertarian pro-corporatist think-tank. The result is a propaganda mill with academic credentials.
Notable libertarian ideologues at both include:
But here's the fun part. All these macho, independent libertarians are sucking at the government tit. George Mason University is a public university, supported by state funds. At least 4 are also enjoying tenure. And they get to double dip at the conservative welfare tit of the Mercatus Center without even having to leave campus. What a splendid position from which to decry unions, living wages, job security, restrictions on competition, and all those other things that keep them from having cheaper servants.
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