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UNC’s ‘Social and Economic Justice’ Minor

In today’s Pope Center Clarion Call, Jay Schalin writes about the “Economic and Social Justice” minor offered at UNC-Chapel Hill. Unfortunately, the minor is the brainchild of a far-left professor who wants to turn out students who are dedicated to increasing government domination of society and eliminating what she thinks is “capitalism.”

Students will not need to take a course on the principles of economics in order to earn this minor; nor will they encounter the devastating counter-attack on the very concept of “social justice” by F. A. Hayek in his book The Mirage of Social Justice. In one of the courses students may take (Philosophy 273), however, students at least get a taste of Robert Nozick’s criticism of the mega-state.

This minor is far more agitprop than education.

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

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