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Ideals Drowned in the Marketplace

Science  29 Apr 2005:
Vol. 308, Issue 5722, pp. 634-635
DOI: 10.1126/science.1110892

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University, Inc. The Corporate Corruption of American Higher Education. By Jennifer Washburn. Basic Books, New York, 2005. 346 pp. $26, C$36.95, £19.99. ISBN 0-465-09051-6.

The author argues that corporate intrusion-with its concomitant secrecy, patent monopolies, and exclusive licenses-is undermining academic freedom and scientific inquiry in U.S. universities.

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