disinterested science

Carl Remick cremick at rlmnet.com
Tue Jul 28 07:41:18 PDT 1998

Re Jim Baird's comment concerning whether MIT is apolitical: Looking at a preening apologist for capitalist excess like the celebrated Paul Krugman (of MIT's economics department), it's hard to see how MIT can today be considered an unworldly Nerd Central.

-----Original Message----- From: James Baird [mailto:jlbaird3 at hotmail.com] Sent: Tuesday, July 28, 1998 10:30 AM To: lbo-talk at lists.panix.com Subject: Re: disinterested science

MIT was basically a development
>center for business.

I'm reminded of Chomsky's comments that he's been able to get away with what he said over the years even though he's been in the maw of the Military Industrial complex because since MIT is just a "technical school", they don't care as much about politics as at a finishing school

for the ruling class like Harvard. Was that your experience?

Jim Baird

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