Talk:Political beliefs of academics
Auburn/George Mason economics departments
Quotation from article:
- Right-leaning people are attracted in greater numbers by the larger salaries to be found in private employment, so fewer enter academia as opposed to right wing think tanks like the Heritage Foundation or right-leaning institutions like Hillsdale College (a sponsor on shows like The Mark Levin Show) or Liberty University, as well as the economics departments of public institutions Auburn University and George Mason University, known for their libertarian leanings.
In short, the bit of interest says "academia as opposed to... the economics departments of public institutions like Auburn and GMU..." which may be (questionably executed) snarkasm, or perhaps just a mistake. I'm not honestly sure which. Anyone care to clear this up?
- Go to sleep, (INSERT NEBULOUS SIBLING RIVALRY INSULTS HERE).--Madman (talk) 02:56, 23 March 2015 (UTC)The Madman
Political beliefs and academic research
The article doesn't discuss whether political beliefs might influence success of securing funding and subsequent publication, chances of career progression etc. Is there any research on this?
Just gonna leave this here
yeah - let's talk reality
liberalism is a mental disorder - THAT is reality
"the problem with liberalism is you eventually run out of other people's money"
- A series of 3 thought-terminating cliches. Yes, that's definitely going to convince me of ... something. ikanreed You probably didn't deserve that 15:05, 3 June 2016 (UTC)
Effects of education on political ideology
Duarte, Haidt, 2014, Political diversity will improve...
"There is little evidence that education causes students to become more liberal. Instead, several longitudinal studies following tens of thousands of college students for many years have concluded that political socialization in college occurs primarily as a function of one’s peers, not education per se (Astin, 1993; Dey, 1997). These studies show that students become more liberal if they are around liberal peers, and more conservative if around conservative peers. Even the classic Bennington Study (Newcomb, 1943) concluded that it was conformity to liberal norms, more than education per se, that led students to become more liberal."
- Excellent point. Not to mention, the absurd claim that liberals are "the most educated ideological demographic in the U.S." has a source from the year 2005! Since then, the site has published additional studies (See: ) that show that liberals are not the "most educated" demographic - but I don't expect anything to be removed. Clearly, the main purpose behind this Wiki is to promote liberalism and completely ignore science/rationality. The irony of this site being named "RationalWiki" is astounding. --188.8.131.52 (talk) 22:46, 31 October 2016 (UTC)
i have to say that the horseshoe theory that this article pushes is adorably desperate. if you really think marxists are as ideologically axe-grinding, or even in any way close to as dangerous or ignorant as nazis you are on another level of Rational Centrism™