Jen­nifer Wash­burn is a free­lance jour­nal­ist and a fel­low at the New Amer­i­ca Foun­da­tion. This arti­cle has been adapt­ed from her book Uni­ver­si­ty Inc: The Cor­po­rate Cor­rup­tion of High­er Edu­ca­tion (Basic Books 2005).
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Tainted to the Core
Why conflicts of interest are hazardous to your health