If anyone wonders why there seems to be almost no serious academic work regarding nuclear or anything else… Also, be sure and look at the video in the original comment section.
When we wrote what we thought was a parody about Gov. Bobby Jindal’s decision to privatize the LSU football program, little did we know the American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC) and the Charles Koch Charitable Foundation beat us to the punch—by a good six years.
Only they were dead serious.
Thanks to an alert reader who forwarded us a link to a Tampa Bay Times story from May of 2011, we learned that Koch, one-half of the infamous Koch brothers who are the primary benefactors of ALEC, had pledged $1.5 million to Florida State University’s economics department way back in 2008 (How did we manage to miss this for so long?).
There was one major caveat, however: In exchange for his generosity, Koch received veto power over hiring decisions for the department.
But even the FSU endowment was not precedent-setting. Between 2007 and 2011, Koch and brother David were said…
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