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Rich Vedder on the “Sustainability” Craze

Colleges are prone to fads because there is seldom any cost in indulging in them. In this new SeeThru post, Rich Vedder looks at the “sustainability” craze.

Here’s a great line: “I think the sustainability frenzy reveals more about collegiate moral unctuousness, disdain for long-taught verities that have evolved over centuries, political bias, and economic stupidity than it does about advancing the public good.”


George Leef is the the director of editorial content at the James G. Martin Center for Academic Renewal.


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