Dear Charles G. Koch Foundation: I have some ideas for that $10 million

by Kurt Schuler July 3rd, 2014 4:30 am

Brooklyn College of the City University of New York recently refused a $10 million grant offer from the Charles G. Koch Foundation. The grant would have strengthened the college's business program sufficiently to allow it to obtain accreditation from the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business. The dean of the School of Business apparently did not want to accept the money for fear of being contaminated with free-market ideas and inviting the unhinged leftist criticism that Charles and David Koch often attract.

I hereby invite the foundation to contact me for ideas about projects costing considerably less than $10 million that would achieve measurable, worthwhile scholarly results in economics and finance, and whose proposed recipients will assuredly not refuse the money. I won't take a penny for my advice. As you might expect, some of the ideas are related to topics that have been discussed on this site. Readers, as a service to philanthropy, I invite you to propose in the comments how you might spend the money in a vein somewhat related to that proposed for Brooklyn College.

One Response to “Dear Charles G. Koch Foundation: I have some ideas for that $10 million”

  1. avatar Gonzalo R. Moya V. says:

    I miss the Sir John M. Templeton Fellowships Essay Contests, which were offered annually by The Independent Institute until 2010, even now that I am no longer an student and cannot participate in these anymore (http://www.independent.org/students/essay/winners2010.asp).
    Another option would be of course The Freeman journal of the Foundation for Economic Education (http://www.fee.org/the_freeman/page/about-the-freeman)

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