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Submitted by John Philips (Japan), Apr 12, 2005 at 18:20

Actually, Juan Cole points out that conservative professors get funded to set up think tanks.

However, it is a fact that people with advanced degrees (presumably including all those MBAs out there) vote Democrat, and most states have laws requiring professors to have advanced degrees.
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an explanation worthy of Juan Cole. In response, I note that:

-- all think tanks combined cost less per year than any small college;
-- think tanks have proliferated in recent years in large part because conservative scholars were excluded from the academy;
-- think tanks have in large part replaced universities as sources of policy advice because they have accountability.

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