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Ronald Reagan As Educator

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08/06/2014Murray N. Rothbard

For two years we have been instructed by the radical opposition at Berkeley on the evils of the swollen and gigantic multiversity that constitutes the University of California: the vast bureaucracy, the impersonality, the emphasis on quantity, the use of the multiversity to process swelling numbers of students into the military-industrial complex. All these stem from two root causes: the burgeoning of mass, indeed almost universal, education, and the development of governmental colleges. If the government educates, it is bound to educate for goals and indoctrinate in values. Now, Governor Reagan, in his first acts in office in California, has taken two Important steps toward the dismantling, or at least the whittling down, of this elephantine growth: the dramatic slashing of the University of California budget, and the firing of the theoretician of the multiversity himself, Clark Kerr.

Volume 3, Number 1; Winter 1967


Murray N. Rothbard

Murray N. Rothbard made major contributions to economics, history, political philosophy, and legal theory. He combined Austrian economics with a fervent commitment to individual liberty.

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Rothbard, Murray N. "Ronald Reagan As Educator" Left and Right 3, No. 1 (Winter 1967): 18-20.