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Is intellectual property free?

The assumption that people are paid by public funding for doing research seems to me somewhat misleading. This is true of certain fields and certain universities, namely, the ones with strong political support. If authors will need to pay for publishing in OA, which is a commonplace business model, then wouldn’t this allow only well-paid … Continue reading

Bucking Cultural Norms, Asia Tries Liberal Arts – Global – The Chronicle of Higher Education

The Chronicle of Higher Education has a decent report on the prospect of liberal education reform in China.  Many of the issues raised deserve further discussion.  I will confine myself simply to quoting here  two opposing sides and where they meet in the middle. Carol Geary Schneider, president of the Association of American Colleges and … Continue reading