I note that the Koch brothers like to portray themselves as outstanding citizens who are often the victims of unfair attacks. As an alumnus of Florida State University, I recently became aware that the Koch Foundation has donated money to the University’s Economics Department. In return the foundation has influence over which professors are hired and what is taught within the department.
I was shocked, disappointed and embarrassed that my school would place its integrity and academic freedom for sale.
I know the Koch Foundation donates money to numerous universities. I wonder what strings are attached to all these donations. My opinion of Florida State has taken a major hit. My opinion of the Koch brothers remains unchanged.