offers you the pleasures of self directed Renaissance
education in preparation for the emerging Netcohort society.
Become a Renaissance
person* and pursue the satisfaction
of self directed learning combined with personal accomplishment.
Manifest in yourself both the unreserved style and innovative
substance of this new information age. Study what you
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Go back to school - do it for yourself this time.
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is free at the moment he wishes to be."
Why did we choose Claude
Frédéric Bastiat as
the philosopher emeritus for
Bastiat Free University?
Frederic Bastiat (pronouncing
Bastiat) was a nineteenth
century French statesman speaking out for liberty and
justice. Bastiat understood freedom, and he knew how
to write elegantly to communicate his views.
And what wonderful views! Bastiat was Pro consumer,
small business, and private education; while being Anti monopoly
and interfering government.
His logic is presented with entertaining, well stated reasoning:
Bastiat essay, The Law, for your introduction
Did you read it? You have
now completed the sole prerequisite for college
as a student at Bastiat
"When one door
closes another door opens; but we so often look so long
and so regretfully upon the closed door, that we do not
see the ones which open for us." - Alexander
Learn something new,
change your personal world.
If you are happy with next
year being a repeat of last year, just do nothing. If nothing has changed,
probably nothing will change -- for the better.
knowledge for your own reasons will lead you directly to
opportunities to apply what was learned for your own good,
and indirectly for other's good. Don't just go
to school, learn something and act on it. Set a goal,
learn what is necessary to achieve the goal, then - ACT.
Thirst for integrated knowledge
accompanied by action is the essence of a Renaissance education.
Knowledge raises questions that ignite a further search
for answers. Your research is for comprehension, not just
short term recall. You do it for yourself. If you are of a rebellious
nature, good! Those who are comfortable as cogs in someone
else's machine will not be interested in knowledge for it's
own sake. Cogs won't create a better future. Break the mold,
escape the stall.
"The risks and
rewards for you from creative enterprise are
greater, and of far more value to society, than
illusions of security that enslave human cogs in
a social machine."
- Allan Wallace
rebellion from the status quo;
stood the test of time.
"When you think
of the long and gloomy history of man, you will find more
hideous crimes have been committed in the name of obedience
than have ever been committed in the name of rebellion."
- C. P. Snow
Knowledge is the basis
of positive change.
In finance there is a rule
of thumb for large investors. If they own a great deal of
stock in a company and notice the company has not, and will
not, repair a flawed business plan; they sell their stock
to protect themselves. They will then sell short more stock
to profit from the collapse they think is coming. Their
sales may alert others to look for problems and the stock
may start it's decline.
I believe as the netcohort society
takes hold our traditional, inefficient, expensive, snobbish,
government supported and regulated universities must change.
They have a flawed business plan for an information society.
That finance rule of thumb? If something is going to fall,
it should to be pushed.
Innovation by the entrepreneur, argued Schumpeter,
led to gales of "creative destruction" as innovations
caused old inventories, ideas, technologies, skills, and
equipment to become obsolete. The question, as Schumpeter
saw it, was not "how capitalism administers existing
structures,... [but] how it creates and destroys them."
This creative destruction, he believed, caused continuous
progress and improved standards of living for everyone.
Free University is creating an alternative
learning system; cost appropriate distance learning
customized by and for the individual. As Oscar Wilde
idea that is not dangerous is unworthy of being called
an idea at all.”
offer what a renaissance man needs; affordable higher
education self tailored
to fit the student's goals. One day, if BFU does
not continue to innovate and
meet our college student's needs, we will be pushed out
by an even better system. That would
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