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Another note on how the lack of public academic discussion is being shaped: “UNC also has a just-launched Koch-funded Center for the Science of Moral Understanding. The Center seems redundant with an in-progress UNC Program in Public Discourse, first named the Program in Civic Virtue and Civil Discourse. Both direct attention away from the use of wealth to distort public discourse, in favor of examining individual-level debates between liberals and conservatives. In addition to faculty members outside UNC–Chapel Hill, the program has two members from the board of trustees and one member from the board of governors on the advisory board. To say that these political appointees are out of their lanes is to put it mildly. The accrediting organization, SACSCOC, should take note.”

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What I’m reading 26 Mar 2017 through 29 Mar 2017