F.A. Hayek warned us: Carl Schramm Buys Himself A George Eastman Medal (for academy/economy-killing Schrammenomics) from the University of Rochester While Dumbing Down The Universe With Schrammenomics

by entrepreneurshipeconomist

F.A. Hayek warned us about the Orwellian Carl Schramms of the world–the “Mastermind” statists who would rise to oppose entrepreneurs in the name of entrepreneurship and kill innovation while pretending to embrace it, as they bought themselves medals, honors, and awards while building a cult-of-personaility regimes around themelves; transforming a noble foundation (the Kauffman Foundation) into a personal vanity press, compound, and ATM machine.

“Even more significant of the inherent weakness of the collectivist theories is the extraordinary paradox that from the assertion that society is in some sense more than merely the aggregate of all individuals their adherents regularly pass by a sort of intellectual somersault to the thesis that in order that the coherence of this larger entity be safeguarded it must be subjected to conscious control, that is, to the control of what in the last resort must be an individual mind (SCHRAMMENOMICS! ONLY ONE MAN CANRECEIVE EASTMAN MEDLAS AND WRITE THE BOOKS!).

It thus comes about that in practice it is regularly the theoretical collectivist who extols individual reason (CARL SCHRAMM PRETENDS TO SALUTE ENTRPENEURSHIP AND INNOVATORS) and demands that all forces of society be made subject to the direction of a single mastermind (SCHRAMM SECRETLY SEEKS TO DESTROY HIS SUPERIOR COMPETITORS, USING THE KAUFMAN FUNDS TO PUNISH SUCCESS AND INNOVATION AND FUND SYCOPHANTIC GROUPTHINK SUPPORTERS), while it is the individualist who recognizes the limitations of the powers of individual reason and consequently advocates freedom as a means for the fullest development of the powers of the interindividual process.”

Just like the firefighters in Farenheight 411, Schramm’s chief aim is not to save the Mises and Hayek books, but to burn metaphorically them, as he ignored F.A. Hayek and Ludwig Von Mises in his dumbed-down, insipid, and dense GOOD CAPITALISM, BAD CAPITALSIM.

Is it any wonder Schramm is trying to erase F.A. Hayek and L.V. Mises from discussions on capitalsim, while he grows his dumbed-down, “growthology-MBA-buzzword” regime and funnels millions of Kauffman dollars into his own pocket?

After seven years of dictatorial, dumbed-down Schrammenomics and Carl Schramm redefining exalted entrepreneurship in his own maniacal, egostistical, dumbed-down, carboard bureaucratic, shapeshifting image, the economy is in shambles (schrammbles).

Because of a massive ego which dwarfs his meager intellectual talents, over the past seven years Schramm has defunded true economists who are smarter than him (or who mention Hayek and Mises whom Schramm completely ignored in his indecipherable, dumbed-down book GOOD CAPITALISM (SHCRAMMENOMICS): BAD CAPITALISM (HAYEK: MISES) while hijacking the Kauffman Foundation’s resources, funneling millions into his own pockets, and devoting the rest to funding dog and pony shows and wiring millions to university administrators, who most naturally oppose true innovation, honorable scholarship, and the true entreprnuership which would rescue our ailing economy, while embracing Schrammenomics.

Carl Schramm Buys Himself A George Eastman (for economy-killing Schrammenomics) Medal from the University of Rochester While Dumbing Down The Universe With Schrammenomics

Wikipedia reports: Schramm received the George Eastman Medal from the University of Rochester in …

The Kauffman website reports: “The University of Rochester, an inaugural Kauffman Campus, submitted a proposal to make entrepreneurship a comprehensive and defining institutional goal.” Kauffman wired millions to Rochester.

Conflict of interest? Should foundation heads receive medals with entrepreneur’s and innovator’s names on them after hijacking foundations bequeathed by other entrepreneurs? Especially when the foundation heads have done far more harm than good in dumbing down the academy and killing the eocnomy over their seven year anti-entrepreneurship, pro-Statist crusade and reign with an iron fist?

So it is that Carl Schramm uses the Kauffman Foundations funds to buy himself medals, while simultaneously dumbing down the academy and killing the ecomony with Schrammenomics.

Carl Schramm has redefined entrepreneurship as 1) hijacking a foundation and transforming it into a vanity press for one’s own unscholarly works (and armies of MBAs/Jds chanting growthology, growthology, growthology) which neglect to mention Nobel Laureate economists and intellectual giants such as F.A. Hayek and Ludwig Von Mises. He then handpicks a cadre of useful idiots/Dane Stanglers to attempt to backdate Kauffman research to make Schramm the Statist look like an Austrian eocnomist, while Schramm bases the Kauffman Foundation’s grants on which student-debt growing college administrators give him the most prestigious medals–not for his non-existent, insipid, dumbed-down scholarship, but for his ability to wire another man’s (Kauffman) and noble Foundation’s money.

Schramm is not Kauffman, and when he steps down, a thousand flowers will bloom as capital is allocated towards entreprneuers, students, professors, and innovators; and not towards the schrammenomics dog-and-pony show, medal-buying, Nobel prize campaigning cartel.

“I sit on a man’s back, choking him, and making him carry me, and yet assure myself and others that I am very sorry for him and wish to ease his lot by any means possible, except getting off his back.” –Tolstoy Writings on Civil Disobedience and Nonviolence (1886)

F.A. Hayek/Mises warned us about Carl Schramm et al.’s Temporal Tyranny and Postoffice, where he hires thug deputies such as Dane Stangler to backdate research and make it look like Schrammenomics embraces the Austrains, when, in fact, he compeletly ignores them in word, deed, spirit, and action–in his books and medal acquisitions alike.

Because Schramm has hijacked the $2.5 billion Kauffman foundation, he runs it as a top-down dictarorial CEO would, with every action motivated by self-preservation as the Nobel in economics slips further and further beyond his intellectually-inept reach. Sycophantic lockstepping lawyers such as Dane Stangler will never call Schramm out, as their salary depends on supporting Statist Schrammenomics above truth, beauty, classical economics, deep scholarship, and reason, and they will go so far as to backdate Kauffman research to serve their corrupt medal-buying master.

Carl Schramm did not build Kauffman, and it is time for Carl to step down.
Carl Schramm is not Kauffman, and it is time for Carl to step down.
Carl Schramm does not own Kauffman, and it is time for Carl to step down.
Kauffman did not will for his vast welath to become a Schrammenomics vanity press, and it is time for Schramm to step down.
Nowhere did Kauffman will for Carl Schramm to use a $2.5 billion warchest to purchase medals form Rochester, pen and promote insipid, self-serving books lauding Schrammenomics via a Kauffman-funded vanity press/growthology MBA-buzzword blogging cartel, while completely ignoring intellectual diants such as L.V. Mises and F.A. Hayek, and it is time for Carl Schramm to setp down.
Nowhere in the foundation’s charter did it stipulate that Carl Schramm was to lord over the Kauffman Foundation for all of entirety as the economy withered, crashed, and died; as millions of entrepeneurs, works, and common folk lost their homes, savings, pensions, businesses, and jobs to Schrammenomics’ self-serving socilaism; and the entrpreneurial spirit was replaced with Schrammenomics

The most important elements in entrepreneurship are character and integrity. The most important elements for Statists/Schrammeconomist are the lack of character and integrity and the ability to use words to mislead and deceive while laying claim to a dead entrepreneur’s estate. While Hayek and Mises used words for truth, Schramm uses words for mere personal profit and purchasing medals and promoting lackluster, anti-intellectual, dumbed-down books, and then when his lackluster, anti-intellectual, unscholarly works fall short, he has to try and put all better economists out of business by leveraging his $2.5 billion warchest. Imagine if Hayek and Mises had used a $2.5 billion warchest to put their competitors out of business and buy medals. They would never do this. For they had character and integrity, which Schramm the self-serving tyrant/Statist completely lacks.

Whenever those with a fundamentally socialist, central-planning, bureaucratic mindset approach entrepreneurship, they generally end up creating a groupthink tyranny which kills the spirit of entrepreneurship, while simultaneouly profiting off the fruits of entrepreneurship and free markets, even as such exalted entities wither and die under the Schrammeconomists’ reign of corporate terror, whence a Foundation’s resources are leveraged to put competitors out of business so that the Schrammeconomist’s inferior work might prevail in the dumbed-down market, thusly exlating Schramm as teh eocnomy and academia decline. The study and teaching of entrepreneurship requires a great character and intellect, and an even greater humility. Over the past seven years Carl Schramm has demonstrated that he lacks character, intellect, and humility; and the economy and academy have suffered immensely under is reign.

1) Carl Schramm lacks character: Schramm has beocme famous for syaing one thing while doing another and making promises he never keeps. This has been pointed out elsewhere on the internet, and it is also manifested in that he runs the Kauffman Foundation like a tyrant, pocketing millions of dollars for his inspidid treatises on Capitalism which compeletly ignore the towering giants of the field including Ludwig Von Mises and F.A. Hayek. Not referencing the Greats who have walked before you is a serious sign of unscholarly egomania, ineptitude, and a withered character. Rather than funding true economists and entrepreurs, Schramm actually uses the Kauffman foundation’s funds to oppose them while campaigning for the Nobel in economics, wiring hundreds of millions to Statists and intellectually-indifferent University administrators. Schramm runs the Kauffman Foundation not as a charitable foundation, but as a corrupt corporation which enriches Schramm in a massive manner with millions, while also allowing him to try and put his competitors out of business, funding groupthink growthology bloggers to dumb down the internet.

Should a foundation be run by those with lackluster, unscholarly books to promote and a track record for academic irresponsibility? Will they not by and by use the foundation’s resources to try and put their superior competitors out of business in cloaked, obfuscating, unmanly manners, all the while preaching fair markets and free markets? Because Schramm lacks character, integrity, and intellect, he profits not by serving entrepreneurship’s ideals, but by saying one thing while doing another and hiring Dane Stangler to backdate research trying to claim that Schramm was the first to discover/rediscover Austrian economics. Actually the Austrian economists discovered Austrian economics. And Schramm destests them because they call his failed Statist bluff with every word.

http://dealbreaker.com/2007/05/the-unsurprising-failure-of-et.php

Posted by John Bunch, Ph.D., May 03, 2007 8:50AM

It is interesting that Dealbreaker references Carl Shram of the Kauffman Foundation as an authority on ethics. Those of us who live in the Kansas City region know that Carl Schram and been a controversial figure since he was appointed to his post a number of years ago. Board members have resigned in protest of his leadership style and strategic choices. His controversial leadership led to the Missouri Attorney General reviewing the Kauffman Foundation for not staying true to the intent of Ewing Kauffman. The purpose of this review was stated as:

“In light of the public allegations of a departure from Mr. Kauffman’s intent, lack of appropriate oversight by the Board of Directors, and certain instances of conflicts of interest. ” (http://www.ago.mo.gov/newsreleases/2004/kauffmanreport030404.htm#conclusion)

See also this editorial from the Kansas City Business Journal (http://www.bizjournals.com/kansascity/stories/2003/09/15/editorial1.html)

Ewing Kauffman was famous as an ethical leader. Carl Schramm is not.
http://dealbreaker.com/2007/05/the-unsurprising-failure-of-et.php

2. Carl Schramm lacks Intellect: Suppose you were to write a treatise on philosophy and leave out Aristotle, Plato, and Socrates. Suppose you were to write a treatise on physics and leave out Einstein and Newton. Schramm wrote a treatise on kapitalism and he left out Nobel Laureate F.A. Hayek and his teacher Ludwig Von Mises.

Conduct a search in GOOD CPITALISM: BAD CAPITALISM.

0 results for ‘hayek’
0 results for ‘mises’

Now Schramm has hired Dane Stangler to backdate Kauffman research to show that really Schramm was thinking about the Austrians all along; and again this ties into Schramm’s complete lack of character and corrupt nature.

3) Carl Schramm Lacks Humility: When one has no achievements other than commandeering a foundation for one’s own personal profit and intellectually-indifferent, vapid, Statist vanity press, one has nothing to be humble about. If Schramm had any humility he would apoligize for what he and his Statist, doublespeaking philosophies have done to academia and the economy, and he would step down.

Hayek reminds us that economics is about values, ethics, and character–not about doublespeaking Schrammenomics:

“I have arrived at the conviction that the neglect by economists to discuss seriously what is really the crucial problem of our time is due to a certain timidity about soiling their hands by going from purely scientific questions into value questions. This is a belief deliberately maintained by the other side because if they admitted that the issue is not a scientific question, they would have to admit that their science is antiquated and that, in academic circles, it occupies the position of astrology and not one that has any justification for serious consideration in scientific discussion. It seems to me that socialists today can preserve their position in academic economics merely by the pretense that the differences are entirely moral questions about which science cannot decide.
Conversation at the American Enterprise Institute for Public Policy Research, Washington, D.C. (9 February 1978); published in A Conversation with Friedrich A. Von Hayek: Science and Socialism (1979) –Hayek

“If man is not to do more harm than good in his efforts to improve the social order, he will have to learn that in this, as in all other fields where essential complexity of an organized kind prevails, he cannot acquire the full knowledge which would make mastery of the events possible. He will therefore have to use what knowledge he can achieve, not to shape the results as the craftsman shapes his handiwork, but rather to cultivate a growth by providing the appropriate environment, in the manner in which the gardener does this for his plants.” Schramm has done more harm than good by placing his campaign for the Nobel Economics and hiring/funding growthology groupthink bloggers, over supporting entrepreneurs, innovators, and entrepreneurship.

After seven years of Schrammenomics, look at the economy where millions ar elosing their jobs an dhomes. Look at the academy and the skyrocketing tuitions at the Kauffman campuses which place studnets in massive, unprecedented debt, with Kauffman campuses such as Oberlin and Keynon oft leading the way.

http://www.newsnet5.com/education/19073605/detail.html

How many more years of Schramenomics will the Kauffman board allow? When Schramm steps down, a thousand flowers will bloom, and the greats such as Ludwig Von Mises and F.A. Hayek will be given theior rightful place in the academy, as opposed to Schramm’s MBA/lawyer groupthink thugs who Schramm handpicked to serve the Schrammenomics tyranny over truth and reason.

In the recent Wall Street Journal article, Carl Schramm took great, smirking pride in the fact that nobody really knows what it is that the Kauffman Foundation is or does. Well, if you were out buying medals, building a cabal of lockstepping growthology MBA-buzzword bloggers to further your campaign for a Nobel Prize with unscholarly, unhorable, anti-intellectual books, while you let the eocnomy die while keeping Kauffman’s funds from reaching the students, innovators, schoalrs, and entrpreneurs, you would probably not want anyone to know what the Kauffman foundation is or does either.

This is simply tragic.

Kauffman was a great, definitive man with character, direction, and exalted leadership.

Schramm is a cowering, quivering doublespeaker and politician who is way out of his league in intellectual matters, which is why he must deny the bright sunlight of Hayek and Von Mises, so as to keep the Kauffman Foundation in darkness during his reign of terror and anti-intellectualism, anti-free marketplace of ideas. The tragic result is that instead of leading–instead of using Kauffman’s funds to exalt and educate and further innovation and entrepreneurship, Schramm is using them to purchase medals, line his private pockets, promote his vanity press, and bring others down; leveraging a $2.5 billion endowment to kill the free marketplace of ideas and spam the internet with links and trackbacks to his “growthology” PR campaign.

And after seven years of Schrammenomics, is the eocnomy better off? Are you better off? Probably only if you are Dane Stangler or one of Schrammenomics’ Kauffman-funded disciples.

“[Socialists] promise the blessings of the Garden of Eden, but they plan to transform the world into a gigantic post office.”” –Ludwig Von Mises predicting what the Kauffman Foundation would become after seven years of tryannical, corporate-CEO, personal-profiteering, anti-intellectual, anti-entrepreneurial Schrammenomics.

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2 responses to “F.A. Hayek warned us: Carl Schramm Buys Himself A George Eastman Medal (for academy/economy-killing Schrammenomics) from the University of Rochester While Dumbing Down The Universe With Schrammenomics

  1. entrepreneurshipeconomist

    Carl Schramm’s Recession, Far From Over, Already Setting Records
    April 27, 2009 by entrepreneurshipeconomist
    Having made the economy worse over the past seven years by insituting the entrepreneurship-free entrepreneurship that is the central plank of Schrammenomics, Carl Schramm is now attenmpting to institute Austrian-free Austiran Ecnomics, hiring Dane Stangler to replace the noble content of the Austrians with Bo Fishback MBA buzzwords such as “growthology.” The theory is that is Carl Schramm gets enough invites to fancy dinners on first class flights (bought and paid for by Kauffman, like Carl Schramm’s George Eastman Kodak Medal), he can revive the economy as he and Bo Fishback and Dane Stangler hold hands as they fly first class, chanting “grothology,” “growthology,” “growthology” while coming up with new ways to konsolidate power at kauffman so that no matter how bad the economy gets, no matter how many entrepreneurs and true academics they they oppose and afflict, they will yet receive millions for Carl Schramm’s seven years of failed, eocnomy-killing, home-foreclosing, self-serving, MBA-buzzword chanting Schrammenomics. Sure you can buy a lot of medals, firends, and supporters with a $2.5 billion foundation, as long as you are an ambitious political manipulator. When the noble, exalted Kauffman left his estate for entrepreneurs and entreprnuership, he never defined entreprneurship as hijacking a ofundation and using it to fund one’s own content-light, insipid, anti-intelletcual vanity press and purshcase George Eastman Kodak medals while hiring anti-entreprneur MBAs/JDs to replace the exalted spirit of entreprneurship with “growthology” buzzwords.

    The New York Times reports, http://www.nytimes.com/2009/04/25/business/economy/25charts.html?_r=1&ref=patrick.net

    Recession, Far From Over, Already Setting Records

    Dane Stangler and Bo the Harvard MBA Fishback will never link to this, as their #1 job is to make sure that Carl Schramm’s image is exalted even as the economy crashes after seven years of of Schrammenomics.

    The economy is in Schrambles, as Bo Fishnback and Dane Stangler come up with new buzzwords to shout as they fly over America in first class, celebrating their massive salaries from the once venerable Kauffman Foundation (now dominated by tyrannical, failed schrammenomics) which have also allowed Carl Schramm to buy himself a George Eastman Kodak Medal and fund a vanity press devoted entirely to displacing the intellectual giants and Nobel Laureate economists who could save the eccnomy–Ludwig Von Mises and F.A. Hayke. schrammenomics is all about dumbing down the economy so as to make Schramm look good, as his insipid, dull, anti-intellectual book GOOD CAPITALISM (SCHRAMMENOMICS/BO FISHBACK MBA BUZZWORDS) BAD CAPITALISM (HAYEK & MISES) left out both Mises and Hayek.

    Regarding Carl Schramm’s Recession, The New York Times reports:

    The two areas in which this is already the worst recession since 1960 are employment and industrial production. The number of jobs in the country has fallen by 3.9 percent, exceeding the 3.2 percent decline in the 1981-82 recession. Economists generally expect those numbers to get worse before they stabilize.

    The 15.4 percent fall in industrial production, while worse than in previous recessions, is better than in some countries. The worldwide recession has slashed both production and international trade, and the impact is being felt most in export-driven economies in Asia.

    The fourth category used in the coincident indicators is manufacturing and trade sales, a broad picture of total transactions in the economy. Adjusted for inflation, that has fallen 10.8 percent since the peak, a bit more than the decline in 1981-82 but not yet close to the 14.8 percent decline in the 1970s recession.

    And yet Schramm continues flying around congratulaing his Statist friends:

    F.A. Hayek warned us about Carl Schramm’s Tyranny: Mises Warned us of Carl Shramm’s/Dane Stangler’s Post Office
    April 24, 2009 by entrepreneurshipeconomist
    “[Socialists] promise the blessings of the Garden of Eden, but they plan to transform the world into a gigantic post office.”” –Ludwig Von Mises predicting what the Kauffman Foundation would become after seven years of tryannical, corporate-CEO, personal-profiteering, anti-intellectual, anti-entrepreneurial Schrammenomics.

    “Those fighting for free enterprise and free competition do not defend the interests of those rich today. They want a free hand left to unknown men who will be the entrepreneurs of tomorrow…” –Ludwig Von Mises talking about why Carm Schramm goes to the $ 3,995.00/head Milken Institute to address his fellow corporate-statists on Kauffman’s dime, instead of funding innovators, true academics, entrepreneurs, entrepreneurship, and inventors who are losing their homes and businesses as the eocnomy withers after seven lonmg years of Schrammenomics and Schramm funnels himself and his growthology buzzword-bloggers millions from the Kauffman endowment (which was meant to go to entrepreneurs, true academics who are not afraid to quote Hayek and Mises, and innovators), while pretending to serve the innovators and entrepreneurs Schramm opposes in his characterless actions and by saying one thing while doing another.

    I sit on a man’s back, choking him, and making him carry me, and yet assure myself and others that I am very sorry for him and wish to ease his lot by any means possible, except getting off his back. –Tolstoy Writings on Civil Disobedience and Nonviolence (1886)

    F.A. Hayek/Mises warned us about Carl Schramm et al.’s Temporal Tyranny, where he hires thug deputies such as Dane Stangler to backdate research and make it look like Schrammenomics embraces the Austrains, when, in fact, he compeletly ignores them in word, deeed, spirit, and action.

    Because Schramm has hijacked the $2.5 billion Kauffman foundation, he runs it as a top-down dictarorial CEO would, with every action motivated by self-preservation as the Nobel in economics slips further and further beyond his intellectually-inept reach. Sycophantic lockstepping lawyers such as Dane Stangler will never call Schramm out, as thier salary depends on supporting Statist Schrammenomics above truth, beauty, and reason, and they will go so far as to backdate Kauffman research to serve their master.

    Carl Schramm did not build Kauffman, and it is time for him to step down.
    Carl Schramm is not Kauffman, and it is time for Carl Schramm to step down.
    Carl Schramm does not own Kauffman, and it is time for Carl Schramm to step down.
    Kauffman did not will for his vast welath to become a Schrammenomics vanity press, and it is time for Schramm to step down.
    Kauffman did not will for Schramm to use a $2.5 billion warchest to pen and promote insipid, self-serving books lauding Schrammenomics while completely ignoring intellectual diants such as L.V. Mises and F.A. Hayek, and it is time for Carl Schramm to setp down.
    Nowhere in the foundation’s charter did it stipulate that Carl Schramm was to lord over the Kauffman Foundation for all of entirety as the economy withered, crashed, and died; and the netrprnuerial spirit was replaced with Schrammenomics

    The most important elements in entrepreneurship are character and integrity. The most important elements for Statists/Schrammeconomist are the lack of character and integrity and the ability to use words to mislead and deceive while laying claim to a dead entrepreneur’s estate. While Hayek and Mises used words for truth, Schramm uses words for mere personal profit, and then when his lackluster, anti-intellectual, unscholarly works fall short, he has to try and put all better economists out of business by leveraging his $2.5 billion warchest. Imagine if Hayek and Mises had used a $2.5 billion warchest to put their competitors out of business. They would never do this. For they had character and integrity, which Schramm the self-serving tyrant/Statist completely lacks.

    –http://entrepreneurshipeconomist.wordpress.com/

  2. entrepreneurshipeconomist

    The Entrepreneurship Economist’s Interview With Leading Schrammenomics Disciples Bo Fishback and Dane Stangler: The economy shrank at a worse-than-expected 6.1 percent pace at the start of this year.

    Welcome Bo Fishback and Dane Stangler of growthology and the Schrammonomic school of economics/schrammenomic incubators/ as we celebrate seven years of schrammenomics! Let us begin by reflecting on today’s news:

    http://finance.yahoo.com/news/Economy-shrinks-at-apf-15067036.html?.v=12

    EE’s question: Over the past seven years, how has Schrammenomics helped the economy?

    Dane Stangler’s answer:
    Bo Fishback’s answer:

    EE: Cool! I see Carl Chramm has joined us. He can join it at any time!

    EE’s question: Why do Schrammeconomists ignore the Austrian economists? In Schramm’s recent masterwork, GOOD CAPITALISM, BAD CAPITALISM, why is there no mention of Nobel Laureate F.A. Hayek nor Ludwig Von Mises?

    Carl Schramm’s answer: I’m a schrammeconomist.
    Dane Stangler’s answer: Me too.
    Bo Fishback’s answer: Me too.

    EE’s question: Dane and Bo. Bo and Dane. Danebo and Bodane. If you were running the Kauffman Foundation, would you accept a George Eastman Kodak Medal from Rochester Univeristy, even though Kauffman wired millions of dollars to Rochestser, like Carl Schramm did? Is this not a conflict of interest?

    Carl Schramm’s answer: I’ll take this question! I’m a schrammeconomist.
    Dane Stangler’s answer: Me too.
    Bo Fishback’s answer: Me too.

    EE’s question: Why do you link to freakanomics and other entertainment lite sites at growthology as the economy crashes and burns in massive scandals and why do you never link to mises.org nor dailyreckoning.com nor patrick.net, who offer solutions and commentary from an Austrian standpoint, and who also pass judgment on the ocrruption? Are you afraid your doublespeaking, anti-entrepreneurship Harvard MBA friends and bailed out fiat bankers who never worked a real day in their life won’t talk to you and recommend you for cash prizes and honorary medals for your campaign against the taxpayer and true entrepreneur via “growthology” Harvard-MBA buzzwords?

    Carl Schramm’s answer: I’m a schrammeconomist.
    Dane Stangler’s answer: Me too.
    Bo Fishback’s answer: Me too.

    EE: What does the MBA-inspired buzzword “growthology” mean and has chanting it in unision every day over th last year helped or hurt the economy?

    Carl Schramm’s answer: I’m a schrammeconomist.
    Dane Stangler’s answer: Me too.
    Bo Fishback’s answer: Word up.

    EE: In a recent WSJ article, Carl Schramm took great pride in the fact that under his leadership, nobody really knows what it is that the Kauffman Foundation is or does. Is it not a leader’s responsibility to be more definitive, expecially in the entrepreneurial realm? For example, Steven Jobs lets defines his company and mission with a clear, articulated vision. Is Schramm hiding something, such as, well, a lack of vision? Or is it just strategically easier to take credit for others’ successes by never committing nor signifying nor string oneself?

    Carl Schramm’s answer: I’m a schrammeconomist.
    Dane Stangler’s answer: Me too.
    Bo Fishback’s answer: Word up.

    EE: Recently Bo Fishback has been emphasizing the fact that entrepreneurial success lies not with the individual, but with the bureuacratic model. He is basing an incubator/conservatory on this this postulate which must discount reality, emprical observations, and exalted economic theory form F.A. Hayek and Ludwig Von Mises. Have you read Hayek’s Road to Serfdom?

    Carl Schramm’s answer: I’m a schrammeconomist.
    Dane Stangler’s answer: Me too.
    Bo Fishback’s answer: Word up.

    EE: For instance, the following companies did not begin in a bo fishbackian conservatory/incubator lorded over by a Harvard MBA: Microsoft, Google, Facebook, Starbucks, Walmart, Myspace, Twitter, Blogger, and Yahoo. Microsoft and Facebook were started by Harvard dropouts, and Google and Yahoo were started by Stanford grad-school dropouts. Thewre were no MBAs involved, nor incubators, nor schrammenomic models which have been killing the eocnomy for teh past seven years. In fact, tehc/entrepreneur incubators have a vast record of general failure, because they neglect Hayek and the reality of innoavtion–that the MBA’s first instinct is to ignore the innovator and their innovations while serving himself with his pretentious modles that never work. Do you think that past failures is a great way of predicting future success?

    Carl Schramm’s answer: I’m a schrammeconomist.
    Dane Stangler’s answer: Me too.
    Bo Fishback’s answer: Word up.

    EE: Kauffman had meant his funding to go to entrepreneurs and innovators–not to the secondhander “Masterminds” who exalt themselves over true innovators and entrepreneurs, thuslky killing the spirit of entreprneurship which has lead to the epic failure of the Kauffman campuses to produce more wealth than was wired to the administrators under the rule of Schrammenomics. Have you read Hayek’s Road to Serfdom?

    Carl Schramm’s answer: I’m a schrammeconomist.
    Dane Stangler’s answer: Me too.
    Bo Fishback’s answer: Word up.

    EE: In the following passage, F.A. Hayek describes why the Kauffman Foundation is failing. Calling Harvard MBA incubators “Conservatories” will not change this. Do you not think that the Kauffman Foundation should fund entrepreneurs and innovators and true academics (who quote Mises and Hayek) directly, as opposed to funding bureaucratic buzzword bloggers and innovation-free, technology-free “incubators” and models whose sole purpose is not to serve the entrepreneur and innovator, but line Bo Fishback’s pockets, in the same way that the goal of Schrammenomics is not to illuminate, but to darken the world while dismissing exalted economists Hayek and Mises so as to heiten Schramm’s chances for a nobel prize, just as Fishback dismisses the actual, exalted entrepreneur in all his MBA “models,” while allowing Schramm to spend Kauffman’s funds in purchasing George Eastman Kodak Medals, and transforming the Kauffman Foundation into a Schrammenomics vanity press/ATM for those who support his campaign for the Nobel Prize, while neglecting to fund rugged entrepreneurs, academics, and innovators?

    Hayek wrote: The tragedy of collectivist thought is that, while it starts out to make reason supreme, it ends by destroying reason because it misconceives the process on which the growth of reason depends. It may indeed be said that it is the paradox of all collectivist doctrine and its demands for “conscious” control or “conscious” planning that they necessarily lead to the demand that the mind of some individual should rule supreme—while only the individualist approach to social phenomena makes us recognize the superindividual forces which guide the growth of reason. Individualism is thus an attitude of humility before this social process and of tolerance to other opinions and is the exact opposite of that intellectual hubris which is at the root of the demand for comprehensive direction of social purpose. –F.A. Hayek, The End of Truth, The Road to Serfdom

    Carl Schramm’s answer: I’m a schrammeconomist.
    Dane Stangler’s answer: Me too.
    Bo Fishback’s answer: Word up.

    In light of the following article and conflicts of interest, how might you–Bo or Dane–lead the Kauffman Foundation differently? Do you feel that character and integrity are important in the entrepreneurial realm?

    http://dealbreaker.com/2007/05/the-unsurprising-failure-of-et.php

    Posted by John Bunch, Ph.D., May 03, 2007 8:50AM

    It is interesting that Dealbreaker references Carl Shram of the Kauffman Foundation as an authority on ethics. Those of us who live in the Kansas City region know that Carl Schram and been a controversial figure since he was appointed to his post a number of years ago. Board members have resigned in protest of his leadership style and strategic choices. His controversial leadership led to the Missouri Attorney General reviewing the Kauffman Foundation for not staying true to the intent of Ewing Kauffman. The purpose of this review was stated as:

    “In light of the public allegations of a departure from Mr. Kauffman’s intent, lack of appropriate oversight by the Board of Directors, and certain instances of conflicts of interest. ” (http://www.ago.mo.gov/newsreleases/2004/kauffmanreport030404.htm#conclusion)

    See also this editorial from the Kansas City Business Journal (http://www.bizjournals.com/kansascity/stories/2003/09/15/editorial1.html)

    Ewing Kauffman was famous as an ethical leader. Carl Schramm is not.
    –http://dealbreaker.com/2007/05/the-unsurprising-failure-of-et.php

    Carl Schramm’s answer: I’m a schrammeconomist.
    Dane Stangler’s answer: Me too.
    Bo Fishback’s answer: I’m with them.

    EE: Is it important to match word and deed as a leader? Is it not important to behave in a moral manner, and turn down awards from Rochester when one’s commandeered foundations wired cash to said institution? Is it not wise to avoid confilicts of interest while one is receiving millions of dollars from a foundation that was left to benefit the public, and not a private vanity press/campaign for the Nobel prize?

    Carl Schramm’s answer: I’m a schrammeconomist.
    Dane Stangler’s answer: Me too.
    Bo Fishback’s answer: Word up.

    EE: does not Carl Schramm lack intellect? Suppose you were to write a treatise on philosophy and leave out Aristotle, Plato, and Socrates. Suppose you were to write a treatise on physics and leave out Einstein and Newton. Schramm wrote a treatise on kapitalism and he left out Nobel Laureate F.A. Hayek and his teacher Ludwig Von Mises. Conduct a search in GOOD CPITALISM: BAD CAPITALISM. 0 results for ‘hayek’ 0 results for ‘mises.’ Dane and Bo. If you were to write a treatise on economics, would you also completely neglect the Austrians and sound money–the entrepreneur’s money?

    Carl Schramm’s answer: I’m a schrammeconomist and so are they.
    Dane Stangler’s answer: Me too.
    Bo Fishback’s answer: Word up.

    EE: Successful entrepreneurs are never afraid to hire people smarter than themselves. Carl–would you consider yourself a successful entrepreneur?

    Carl Schramm’s answer: I’m a schrammeconomist.
    Dane Stangler’s answer: Me too.
    Bo Fishback’s answer: Word up.

    EE: Over the past seven years, have Harvard MBAs created more wealth, or transferred and destroyed more welath?

    Carl Schramm’s answer: I’m a schrammeconomist.
    Dane Stangler’s answer: Me too.
    Bo Fishback’s answer: Word up.

    EE: In reading the following article, do you consider yourselves to be a part of the “best and brightest?”

    http://www.alternet.org/story/111376/?page=entire “The Best and the Brightest Have Led America Off a Cliff

    By Chris Hedges, Truthdig. Posted December 9, 2008.

    The multiple failures that beset the country, from our mismanaged economy to our shredded constitutional rights to our lack of universal health care to our imperial debacles in the Middle East, can be laid at the feet of our elite universities. Harvard, Yale, Princeton and Stanford, along with most other elite schools, do a poor job educating students to think. They focus instead, through the filter of standardized tests, enrichment activities, advanced-placement classes, high-priced tutors, swanky private schools and blind deference to all authority, on creating hordes of competent systems managers. The collapse of the country runs in a direct line from the manicured quadrangles and halls in places like Cambridge, Mass., Princeton, N.J., and New Haven, Conn., to the financial and political centers of power.

    The nation’s elite universities disdain honest intellectual inquiry, which is by its nature distrustful of authority, fiercely independent and often subversive. They organize learning around minutely specialized disciplines, narrow answers and rigid structures that are designed to produce certain answers. The established corporate hierarchies these institutions service — economic, political and social — come with clear parameters, such as the primacy of an unfettered free market, and with a highly specialized vocabulary. This vocabulary, a sign of the “specialist” and of course the elitist, thwarts universal understanding. It keeps the uninitiated from asking unpleasant questions. It destroys the search for the common good. It dices disciplines, faculty, students and, finally, experts into tiny, specialized fragments. It allows students and faculty to retreat into these self-imposed fiefdoms and neglect the most-pressing moral, political and cultural questions. Those who defy the system — people like Ralph Nader — are branded as irrational and irrelevant. These elite universities have banished self-criticism. They refuse to question a self-justifying system. Organization, technology, self-advancement and information systems are the only things that matter. ” –http://www.alternet.org/story/111376/?page=entire

    Carl Schramm’s answer: I’m a schrammeconomist.
    Dane Stangler’s answer: Me too.
    Bo Fishback’s answer: Word up.

    EE: As millions of entreprneurs lose their businesses and credit lines, as millions of people lose their homes and jobs, how do you feel about the Kauffman endowment and the financial industry benefiting in a massive mnner from the TARP bailouts–from the taxpayers–from those very same entreprneurs losing their lines of credit as Bo, Carl, and Dane fly overhead in first class, barking “growthology” and mastermindning new business models?

    Carl Schramm’s answer: I’m a schrammeconomist.
    Dane Stangler’s answer: Me too.
    Bo Fishback’s answer: Word up.

    EE: Do you ever read Tolstoy? “I sit on a man’s back, choking him, and making him carry me, and yet assure myself and others that I am very sorry for him and wish to ease his lot by any means possible, except getting off his back.” –Tolstoy Writings on Civil Disobedience and Nonviolence

    Carl Schramm’s answer: I’m a schrammeconomist.
    Dane Stangler’s answer: Me too.
    Bo Fishback’s answer: Word up.

    EE: Finally let’s finish with a joke I recently heard. A Harvard MBA and two lawyers walk into a bar during a massive depression to discuss their plans for inspiring entrepreneurship. One of the lawyers says, “Three scotch and gins–put it on Kauffman’s tab.”

    Carl Schramm’s answer: I’m a schrammeconomist.
    Dane Stangler’s answer: Me too.
    Bo Fishback’s answer: Word up.

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