Jennifer Washburn, a scholar and journalist, reveals how the growing influence of corporations over universities compromises the future of all those whose careers depend on a university education, and all those who will be employed, governed, or taught by the products of American universities.read more
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The author builds up a case that the modern research universities are being corrupted by the profit motive. She argues that corporate investment in university based research is creating a scenario in which professors can no longer be considered as objective seekers of the truth but rather will only divulge information that is beneficial to their sponsors. The book raises many concerns that I believe are valid but Ms Washburn's solutions to the problems are not credible. She proposes the creation of yet another large quasi governmental organization that oversees ALL intellectual property created by public research. There are surely better solutions than this. Nonetheless, it is a thought provoking read, especially to anyone who is involved in higher education.read more
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