Wednesday, March 13, 2019

The Real Big Time Bribes Going on at Colleges and Universities


By Robert Wenzel

So the news is filled with reports over the last 24 hours of misguided efforts of semi-wealthy parents, who were busted in an FBI sting, getting their not so bright children into elite colleges and universities via bribes.

But the real bribes go on. That is the government payments to colleges and universities to promote government lines of propaganda.

Four hundred thousand dollars was given to Yale women’s soccer team coach, Rudolph “Rudy” Meredith, to get a girl into Yale via the backdoor as a "soccer student." But it is a mere pittance compared to the serious scam. Yale University received approximately $480 million in federal funds in 2015, for example.

Who do you think had the big time influence at Yale, Rudy or the government?

It is also noteworthy that one of the universities on the list caught up in the FBI-busted bribery scandal is Georgetown University, a known high-value recruitment target of the CIA. It even has a School of Foreign Service.  Former CIA Director George Tenet was a graduate as was Bill Clinton.

The war criminals, former Secretary of State Madeleine Albright, former U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations Jeane Kirkpatrick, National Security Advisor Anthony Lake, and Tenet, have all taught there.

It has received funding from the  National Science Foundation, National Institutes of Health, the United States Department of Energy, and the Department of Defense.

It just doesn't stop, in addition to Yale as a recipient of EPA "climate research" funds, other recipients of EPA climate research funding have included:

North Carolina State University
Northeastern University
Pacific Northwest National Laboratory
Stanford University
The Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health
The Johns Hopkins University
University of Chicago
University of Michigan
Brigham Young University

I could go on an on but the point is the FBI bust is a meaningless sideshow compared to the real problem of influence at colleges and universities. That being government influence which can and has resulted in distorted research that promotes the agenda of the Deep State and the power elites.

This is the serious influence that needs to be stopped.

I have zero interest in hearing about an actress, whom I had not known of before, and how she connived and scammed to get her dumb daughter into an elitist college.

Robert Wenzel is Editor & Publisher of and Target Liberty. He also writes EPJ Daily Alert and is author of The Fed Flunks: My Speech at the New York Federal Reserve Bank and most recently Foundations of Private Property Society Theory: Anarchism for the Civilized Person Follow him on twitter:@wenzeleconomics and on LinkedIn. His youtube series is here: Robert Wenzel Talks Economics. More about Wenzel here.


See what I mean:
Haring is a graduate of Georgetown University’s Democracy and Governance Program. She has worked at the National Democratic Institute, where she managed "democracy assistance programs" in Azerbaijan, Georgia and Russia.

NDI receives financial support from the National Endowment for Democracy, the US Agency for International Development and the US Department of State.

She is currently editor of the Atlantic Council publication, UkraineAlert, and is a member of the Council on Foreign Relations.


  1. Yeah, the government has far greater influence, but it's still very entertaining seeing these leftists getting arrested and exposed.

  2. It seems kind of strange to me if Yale is a private college that it would be a crime to grease palms to get someone in. Is this because they are recipients of government money?

  3. It was about the taxes that were not paid on the money that was claimed to have been donated to a tax free organization and then given to the schools. The feigned shock that colleges act in immoral ways is just an act.

  4. Was anyone else thinking about Fargo while reading that William H Macy was way in over his head doing some crazy scheme to enrich his family?

  5. This wouldn't be a problem if all education was private, i.e. Separation of Education and State, i.e. the university system wasn't propped-up with government subsidies, grants, taxpayer dollars, and the like. If all education was private, then who cares how or why a college accepts some students over others? If accepting bribes (or disparate amounts of “tuition”) offends the conscience, then that will be a negative factor in dissuading customers---the parents of little Jimmy and Suzy---from patronizing those colleges, and will influence them in patronizing those schools' competitors. Let the market sort it all out.
    And anyway, it doesn't seem like it's as big a deal as they're making it. I mean, don't lots of students get breaks on admission? Athletes get a break, in exchange not for direct payments, but the school makes a fortune all the same on the athletes' services. And is this really more alarming, offensive, unjust and egregious than our current practice of giving preference to students based on skin pigmentation and ethnic origins (Affirmative Action)---? I say no, it's less immoral.