Higher education’s problems include complacent faculty members with entitled mindsets. This essay argues that the ideas of classical liberal intellectuals and mainline economists should be used to encourage faculty to solve problems on their own, promote greater engagement beyond academia, and reduce barriers to education.

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Scott A. Beaulier is dean of business and professor of economics at the University of Wyoming (UW). Prior to joining UW in 2022, Beaulier served as the Ronald & Kaye Olson Dean of Business at North Dakota State University.
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