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  •  This guy is a basic bigoted asshole (6+ / 0-)

    But I think there is a far more important question...who the fuck was on his committee at Harvard?

    I'm not kidding.  Likely 3-4 people signed off on this thing.  He was awarded his PhD, by professors, in the school of public policy, at Harvard.  I want to know who they are, because they should face serious repercussions for passing what is so obviously bunk.

    "Empty vessels make the loudest sound, they have the least wit and are the greatest blabbers" Plato

    by Empty Vessel on Wed May 08, 2013 at 12:35:46 PM PDT

    •  I am still working on this (1+ / 0-)
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      But I just downloaded the dissertation...the three faculty who signed off on it were

      George J. Borjas (chair)
      Richard J. Zeckhauser
      Christopher Jenks (noted in acknowledgements as added late.  Reading between the lines, someone wouldn't sign, so they needed someone else.)

      So, have at it, but I thought I would let other people look around too.  Jenks is currently on the editorial board of the American Prospect.

      "Empty vessels make the loudest sound, they have the least wit and are the greatest blabbers" Plato

      by Empty Vessel on Wed May 08, 2013 at 01:01:21 PM PDT

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    •  I also am astounded to learn that this racist and (3+ / 0-)

      poorly reasoned document could have been successfully defended at any reputable university, let alone earn the writer a doctorate in public policy at Harvard. If even the Heritage Foundation is distancing itself, what do the writer's dissertation director and committee have to say for themselves? I think they should be held accountable for bestowing a prestigious credential based on such obviously shoddy work.

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