Wednesday, June 28, 2006

The NY Times grants permission to think new thoughts!!!

(Anybody who's anybody in America will sooner or later read my comment below.)

New York Times Deal Book Section
Jun. 28, 20067:37 am

Oracle Chief Withdraws a Donation to Harvard

Lawrence J. Ellison, chief executive of the Oracle Corporation and one of the world’s wealthiest people, has decided not to donate $115 million to Harvard as he announced he would last year.

Harvard had planned to use the donation, which would have been the largest single philanthropic donation the university had ever received, to establish the Ellison Institute for World Health. Mr. Ellison decided to cancel his plans for the donation after the resignation in February of Lawrence H. Summers, the president of Harvard, amid a storm of controversy.

Comments

I grew up in the 1940s and 1950s. I find today’s political correctness culture utterly intellectually oppressive as compared to the wide open, vibrant anything goes public intellectual debate of those years.

For example, off the discussion agenda is a very significant factor in my medical opinion (and also from my experience raising 4 children) today’s disasterous obesity driven diabetes epidemic is unsupervised latchkey children stuff themselves with junk food.

Raise that and folks would have to revisit the social and economic value of feminist careerism! Then the next logical question is do most women actually work for nothing because it takes two incomes today to almost duplicate one as recently as 30 years ago?

Comment by MARK KLEIN, M.D. — June 28, 2006 @ 10:39 am

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