Expose yourself to your deepest fear; after that, fear has no power, and the fear of freedom shrinks and vanishes. You are free.
James “Jim” Douglas Morrison
The greatest example incorporating science into economics is through academics at a Catholic university. I’m serious. An organized Christian denomination who’ve held, secretively in the Vatican wondrous texts helping us understand civilization centuries ago, protect many from learning . . . any maxim.
The Catholic University of America recently survived a tremendous attack from Tim Busch, founder and CEO of Pacific Hospitality Group. They even renamed a school department after him: Tim and Steph Busch School of Business and Economics at the D.C. based campus. It’s the ‘truce’ required from the University after receiving the attack—$15 million to introduce a new era of Human Ecology.
Sure, Tim isn’t a Koch brother, but he’s an ally with them. The Charles Koch Foundation donated $10 million. In all, the University “received $47 million in gifts to support business education and other academic programs,” according to Jeffrey Porter’s Washington Post article.
What is Human Ecology? You can learn more than I have here, but in short: it’s a theory. A theory concerning humans have with nature, economics, social and culture events, and the nth of wondrous designs made by humans. Manmade? Like the Georgia-Pacific plant in Arkansas, leaking chemical waste into a stream which gave local residents cancer, or the KeyStone XL Pipeline plans?
Human Ecology furthers the Koch’s and Fink’s Austrian economics (free-market Guff). It’s a Bolgna sandwich having too much mayonaise, Gouda cheese and no bread. The Koch’s illogical definition of “prosperity” blatantly tells us how much control they have.
Prosperity gives great success in wealth and social status (I’m on a boat mentality), and could associate with happiness and health. However, the Fink system misleads college students; thinking a free-market equals less government oversight, few taxes, etc. That’s what they want you to believe.
The Real: The Koch’s enjoy succeeding their self-interest goals (philanthropy as they see it) while the middle class keeps fishing for coins in view of the fact minimum wage has yet met the level of production since the 1950s.
So, what better way to further the free-market baloney than incorporating a “human ecology” course under the new business school, funded by billionaires for their self-interests (would you pay $10,000 as donation without anything in return while making $42K/year?), and all this at a Catholic University . . . in D.C.? The Busch name isn’t as bad as the Koch’s first decision naming George Mason’s law school after the late Anotnin Scalia: The Anotnin Scalia School of Law, “ASSoL.”
Religious Freedom and tax-free corruption between nonprofits and religions benefit the billionaires by influencing young minds how to please their masters without ever realizing they are slaves.