Is Penn Taxpayer-Funded?
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Submitted by Joshua Stein (United States), May 6, 2015 20:41
By the way, I think University of Pennsylvania is a "private" university, not a "public" university. Of course, that doesn't mean it's not taxpayer-funded. I think every university, even a nominally "private" institution, has tremendous reliance on federal money but that's another discussion. After that discussion, we can talk about private charities, the banking system, the housing market, the arts, agriculture, and a few other things that are nominally "private" but are in fact largely dependent on the federal government. Setting all of that aside and stepping down from my soapbox, I don't think I would call Penn "taxpayer-funded."
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The Future of Capitalism replies:
If you click through the U Penn guy got a $200,000+ grant from the National Science Foundation, which was the taxpayer funding I was talking about.
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