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George Leef holds a bachelor of arts degree from Carroll College in Waukesha, Wisconsin, and a Juris Doctor from Duke University School of Law. He was a vice president of the John Locke Foundation and director of the Pope Center until the Pope Center became an independent entity in 2003.

Previously, Leef was on the faculty of Northwood University in Midland, Michigan, where he taught courses in economics, business law, and logic. He has also worked as a policy adviser in the Michigan Senate, and since 1996 has served as book review editor of The Freeman.

Leef is the author of Free Choice for Workers: A History of the Right to Work Movement (2005) and editor of Educating Teachers: The Best Minds Speak Out (2002). Leef has published widely, with articles and reviews appearing in the Wall Street Journal, Forbes, Regulation, the Christian Science Monitor, the Detroit News, Raleigh News & Observer, the Cato Journal, and other publications. He has testified before committees in the U.S. House of Representatives and the legislatures of Michigan and North Carolina and has made numerous TV and radio appearances.

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State flagship universities have an image problem. They want people to think of them as places where students are dedicated to their studies, but can also have some fun.
State flagship universities have an image problem. They want people to think of them as places where students are dedicated to their studies, but can also have some fun.
 
The Austrian economist and philosopher F.A. Hayek is probably best known for his argument that we are usually better off if we rely on the spontaneous order that emerges from peaceful human interactions than order that is coercively imposed by government officials.
The Austrian economist and philosopher F.A. Hayek is probably best known for his argument that we are usually better off if we rely on the spontaneous order that emerges from peaceful human interactions than order that is coercively imposed by government officials.
 
Last September, the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation awarded $3.3 million in grants for papers on the subject of federal student aid programs--specifically, how we should "reimagine" student aid. The papers were recently released, but there wasn't anything very imaginative in them.
Last September, the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation awarded $3.3 million in grants for papers on the subject of federal student aid programs--specifically, how we should "reimagine" student aid. The papers were recently released, but there wasn't anything very imaginative in them.
 
Among the Pope Centerís complaints about higher education is that professors devote much of their time to research that adds little or nothing to our understanding of the world...
Among the Pope Centerís complaints about higher education is that professors devote much of their time to research that adds little or nothing to our understanding of the world...
 
Sellers of goods and services are motivated to do their best when they can make more money if they do a great job of satisfying their customers. On the other hand, very few will put forth their best when there is no extrinsic reward for doing so.
Sellers of goods and services are motivated to do their best when they can make more money if they do a great job of satisfying their customers. On the other hand, very few will put forth their best when there is no extrinsic reward for doing so.
 


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