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Koch brothers fund university departments to train future profiteers

Right-wing billionaires privatize academics in the name of profit for private interests.

Hightower: Koch brothers advancing the plutocratic privatization cause.American commentator Jim Hightower exposes how the Koch brothers have privatized parts of academic departments in no less than six academic institutions in the name of self-serving profit, moving on to show the Koch vision of America in an apt metaphor.

"Billionaires are different from you and me, for obvious reasons, including the fact that they buy much pricier baubles than we do.

A sleek car costing $100,000? Why, for them, that's just an easy impulse purchase. A few million bucks for a Matisse original? Go ahead — it'll liven up the hallway. How about throwing a fat wad of cash at a university to get an academic chair named for you? Sure, it's all part of the fun of living in BillionaireLand..."

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Posted: June 08, 2011

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