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  • Brutalist_Receptacle

    WHAT HE SAID.

    • Robert

      Universities
      used to be known as places where open conversations could occur, different
      ideas would be exchanged and discussed and students would be prepared to enter
      society as informed and more open-minded individuals. Of course, freedom of
      speech on college campuses has become freedom of speech only for those who
      support certain viewpoints. The cost of this speech is zero and it should
      create an excellent opportunity for students to learn. You really think his
      speech at SHSU is going to generate future revenue? Come on…

      • Robert

        As for those other prisoners, how many have these professors invited to campus? Some of these prisoners end up
        as “motivational speakers” who talk to kids/adults about their mistakes. But I guess what you are saying is that these non-white collar prisoners are being discriminated against (a very different issue) and that the SEC isn’t doing its job (also a very different issue). I can’t help but wonder if Mr. Fastow had been in prison for something else (like these other inmates that are mentioned) if you would not argue that he had paid his dues and should be given a chance to return to society not protested against.

        • Robert

          Universities used to be known as places where open conversations could occur, different ideas would be exchanged and discussed and students would be prepared to enter society as informed and more open-minded individuals. Of course, freedom of speech on college campuses has become freedom of speech only for those who support certain viewpoints. The cost of this speech is zero and it should create an excellent opportunity for students to learn. I really don’t think his speech at SHSU is going to generate future revenue.

          • Jake

            I think President Robert M. Hutchins of the University of Chicago said it best stating “our students . . .

            should have freedom to discuss any problem that presents itself.” He insisted that the

            “cure” for ideas we oppose “lies through open discussion rather than through

            inhibition.” On a later occasion, Hutchins added that “free inquiry is indispensable to

            the good life, that universities exist for the sake of such inquiry, [and] that without it

            they cease to be universities.”

  • Susie Mimnaugh

    Progress, far from consisting in change, depends on retentiveness. When change is absolute there remains no being to improve and no direction is set for possible improvement: and when experience is not retained, as among savages, infancy is perpetual. Those who cannot remember the past are condemned to repeat it. George Santayana

  • Robert

    Since these professors are such experts on Enron, perhaps they can enlighten us as to who the ethical people were at Enron. Do they not know how long this fraud took place? No one acted ethically (no, not even Sherron Watkins who did not come forward for quite some time and it is subject to debate whether she was ethical or just smart enough to realize the end was coming) and I find it comical that these professors think they are better able to address the ethical issues than Andy Fastow.

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