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Two Items, Two Departments

From the “That Can’t Be Right Department,” this headline in the Chronicle of Higher Education:  “For More Economic Diversity, Fix Income Inequality.”

And from the “That Is Right Department,” here’s a link to George Leef’s latest Forbes column.  A word of explanation:  It seems to me that George’s discussion of a recent district court decision in that column ought to be of particular interest to PBC readers, given the increasing attacks in academia on free speech and freedom of association. 

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