I am thrilled to see GMU’s basketball team make it to the final four. But did you know that (unlike its basketball team) its Department of Economics has long been in the top tier? For more on Professor Buchanan look here. If you really want to understand economics, Don Boudreaux and Russ Roberts display clear explanations here. And, of course, many of you have probably heard Walter Williams on the radio.
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Isn’t the fame of the basketball team and the relative obscurity of the academic department a beautiful commentary upon what is wrong with our society. It is easier to sit and be “entertained” than to learn new things. If I am stupid and ugly it is not my fault because those characteristics are inherited. But if I am IGNORANT, it is my fault only. And our society and political system floats upon a huge sea of ignorance.