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Greetings AFEEMAIL Colleagues,

Perhaps some of you have heard of the Koch Foundation and its attempts 
to create specific learning centers/foundations at various institutions.

This has been in the news in North Carolina recently, with Western 
Carolina University having accepted such funding and now hiring several 
faculty sympathetic to and willing to work at such a foundation.

I had the opportunity to speak with the reporter that has been covering 
this issue. She would be interested in learning more about the economics 
profession
and the role of groups like the Koch Foundation.  If you interested in 
sharing some insight, please feel free to get in touch with her:

Becky Johnson <[log in to unmask]>

Here are a few of her articles. This is an ongoing issue at WCU, so I 
imagine that more will be written/developed. I particularly like the 
public record disclosures.

http://www.smokymountainnews.com/news/item/17027-koch-money-at-wcu-remains-under-scrutiny

http://www.smokymountainnews.com/news/item/16825-wcu-leaders-faculty-at-odds-over-koch-funded-free-enterprise-center

Sincerely,

Eric Hake

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