BASTIAT FREE UNIVERSITY

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Sorry folks, BFU is now only available without charge.
That means we no longer offer degrees or certificates.
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13 January 2006

13 August 2005

23 July 2005

29 June 2005

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PRESS RELEASE

BASTIAT FREE UNIVERSITY CREATES A PAY-AS-YOU- GO SUBSCRIPTION UNIVERSITY
Bastiat Free University creates a new high value plan based on an ancient educational model

 

Date : Monday, November 06, 2006

Newport Beach, California -- (ArriveNet - Nov 06, 2006) -- PRESS RELEASE


Education/Business/E-Commerce


A subscription university may be the best recent route for offering cost appropriate self-directed learning. This is really a step back toward a far older model of education. There was a a time students went to a university to learn - instead of just hoping to get a better bureaucratic job.

Bastiat Free University may be the first to offer an affordable plan for acquiring a degree in centuries. The Industrial Age spawned institutional structures that served the masses with one size fits all efficiency based organizations.

The Netcohort Age is now technologically enabling individuals. The consumer of products and services benefits, as do the protean Netcohort teams that service them. BFU is applying that same shrinking scale of service by designing student-centric, self-directed learning.

BFU offers an education that emphasizes adaptability, knowledge, action, and reputation. This is an approach that integrates diverse knowledge and proactive research. Instead of forcing learning into separate subject boxes, students use an adult version of unschooling - BFU is just there to help.

Since existing higher education forces everyone into a specialization, BFU students will have great value due to their rarity as generalists (just as honesty has great value in an age of perfidy). Also, pursuing you passions is more fun. The university curriculum requires genuine effort, students earn their college degree. Now however they can earn a diploma on their own terms.

A subscription based college offers maximum flexibility to the student; in exchange for the college student having sole responsibility to follow through. The student can take as many BFU college courses at a time as they feel they can handle. Bastiat Free University's target students, Entrepreneurs and visionaries, should find the freedom and personal control of this approach appealing.

Bastiat Free University is unaccredited and intends to remain unaccredited. The costs and regulations associated with accreditation add great expense but little value - unless the student wishes to become a bureaucrat. If so BFU is the wrong choice for that student.

All government licensing agencies, most colleges, and many employers will not accept credits of a degree from most unaccredited universities. For the BFU student that seeks learning above credentials this is probably not a concern.

For visionaries and entrepreneurs the entrance to this new technology age is the opportunity to let their talents shine. Capability is becoming the hallmark of success rather than credentials and bureaucratic political skills.

Bastiat Free University is a group of experimental colleges offering a renaissance style education created for citizens of the information society. The emphases is on acquiring diverse knowledge and integrating that knowledge with action. Students are encouraged to rediscover the pleasure of self directed learning. To learn more about our efforts to provide renaissance education visit http://silentpc.org/university/revivere.php

BFU fulfills the desire of those who want to learn, but don't know where to turn. A quality education can be acquired for free, as long as there is no desire for a diploma. If students desire a degree from this unaccredited university, it will be available at a cost appropriate level. Bastiat Free University exists to provide students with a quality education for little or no cost.

People do like to keep score; take away scoring from sports and most sports would vanish. If students find it important to have a goal, we offer Associate, Bachelors, and Masters degrees. Do it yourself types will do it for free.

Why is Claude Frédéric Bastiat the patron philosopher of BFU? Bastiat was a nineteenth century French statesman speaking out for the concepts of freedom and justice. Bastiat understood liberty, and he knew how to speak and write to communicate his views. And what wonderful views!

C. F. Bastiat was Pro consumer, small business, and private education; while being Anti-monopoly and big government. His logic is presented with entertaining, well stated reasoning; and he did like going "over the top." Discover more about C. F. Bastiat and his times at http://silentpc.org/university/bastiat.php


About Bastiat Free University:

BFU is an educational outreach and auxiliary component of Junior Partner Ministries http://jrpm.org/ It is hoped by JrPM that a rational and cost appropriate approach to higher education will pave the way for similar socially significant outreaches.

Bastiat Free University is free as in free speech, not as in free beer. By a happy coincidence prospective students of BFU can also enroll and monitor courses without charge - although there is still no free beer.

BFU is student-centric. Students can explore becoming a renaissance person and pursuing knowledge for it's own sake. Free is a good thing.

To visit the Bastiat Free University on line campus visit http://silentpc.org/university/simple.php

To investigate the subscription college program at Bastiat Free University visit
http://bfuniv.org/distancelearningplan.php


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Friday, January 13, 2006

PRESS RELEASE

Education/Business/E-Commerce

JIM ROGERS CREATES A COURSE AT BASTIAT FREE UNIVERSITY.

E503, Foundations of Investment Excellence, a new master's course has been created by Jim Rogers.

Jim Rogers is the best selling author of Adventure Capitalist: The Ultimate Road Trip and Investment Biker : Around the World with Jim Rogers.

Jim Rogers is very well known in financial circles for his incredible investment success. Hot Commodities : How Anyone Can Invest Profitably in the World's Best Market is Jim Rogers latest best seller. He is also well known internationally for his travel adventures.

Jim Rogers' books are also part of the curriculum in the lower division BFU entrepreneurship courses. The insights that he shares from his journeys are sure to enlighten.

Jim Rogers has assisted Bastiat Free University in creating this new course based on books that have influenced his winning philosophy. This course is sure to attract students that wish an understanding of what has created his success. This course will help prepare students for investing.

Rogers' books, his adventures, and his very successful investment career show him to be an exceptional man with a powerful story to tell. Find out the influences that helped shape such a wonderful achiever. From basics to advanced financial concepts, there is much to be learned in Jim Rogers' new course.

Bastiat Free University is designed for the independent mind. The master's courses at BFU are designed by thoughtful, successful doers. In these courses students can learn from those who set and accomplish their goals.

Bastiat Free University is a group of experimental colleges offering a renaissance style education created for the Netcohort. The emphases is on acquiring diverse knowledge and integrating that knowledge with action. Join our efforts to provide rediscovery of the pleasures involved in self directed learning.

BFU fulfills the desire of those who want to learn, but don't know where to turn. Bastiat Free University exists to provide students with a quality education for little or no cost.

People do like to keep score; take away scoring from sports and most sports would vanish. If students find it important to have a goal, we offer Associate, Bachelor, and Master's degrees. Do it yourself types will do it for free.

Why is Claude Frederic Bastiat the patron philosopher of BFU?

C. F. Bastiat was a nineteenth century statesman speaking out for the concepts of freedom and justice. Bastiat understood liberty, and he knew how to speak and write to communicate his views. And what wonderful views! Bastiat was Pro consumer, small business, and private education; while being Anti monopoly and big government. His logic is presented with entertaining, well stated reasoning; and he did like going "over the top."

About Bastiat Free University:

BFU has been created by Silent Partner Consulting - a group of small business consultants. The original concept was to assist those that have a small business, but have never had the time to complete a degree. The idea was expanded after discussions lamenting the availability of affordable education focused on rational learning.

BFU is for students with an independent mind.

Free is a good thing.
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PRESS RELEASE


Education/Business/E-Commerce

Newport Beach, California 13 August 2005


DOUG CASEY CREATES A COURSE AT BASTIAT FREE UNIVERSITY.


L501,The Foundations of a Free Society, A New Graduate Level Course Has Been Created by Doug Casey; Best Selling Author Of “Strategic Investing” And “The International Man.”

 

Doug Casey is very well known in investing circles for his special situation insights. “Strategic Investing” spent 29 consecutive weeks on top of the New York Times best seller list. He is also well known internationally for his efforts on behalf of liberty. Doug Casey has lived in 7 countries and traveled within at least 150 more. Doug's current insights may be found at www.Caseyresearch.com.

 

Doug Casey has assisted Bastiat Free University in creating a new course based on books that have influenced his philosophy. This BFU course is sure to attract students that wish an understanding of what society may become as the information age emerges. Certainly challenging and possibly controversial, this course will help prepare students for coming social transitions. From grounding in the basics to visionary creative concepts, there is much to be learned in Doug Casey's new class.

 

The graduate courses at Bastiat Free University are designed by thoughtful, successful, doers. Don't go to posers to learn how to accomplish. At BFU there are courses where you can learn from those who successfully accomplish their goals.

 

Bastiat Free University is a group of experimental colleges offering a renaissance style education created for citizens of the information society. The emphases is on acquiring diverse knowledge and integrating that knowledge with action. Students are encouraged to rediscover the pleasure of self directed learning. To learn more about our efforts to provide renaissance education visit http://silentpc.org/university/revivere.php

 

BFU fulfills the desire of those who want to learn, but don't know where to turn. A quality education can be acquired for free, as long as there is no desire for a diploma. If students desire a degree from this unaccredited university, it will be available at a cost appropriate level. Bastiat Free University exists to provide students with a quality education for little or no cost.

 

People do like to keep score; take away scoring from sports and most sports would vanish. If students find it important to have a goal, we offer Associate, Bachelors, and Masters degrees. Do it yourself types will do it for free.



Why is Claude Frédéric Bastiat the patron philosopher of BFU? Bastiat was a nineteenth century French statesman speaking out for the concepts of freedom and justice. Bastiat understood liberty, and he knew how to speak and write to communicate his views. And what wonderful views! Bastiat was Pro consumer, small business, and private education; while being Anti monopoly and big government. His logic is presented with entertaining, well stated reasoning; and he did like going "over the top." Discover more about C. F. Bastiat and his times at http://silentpc.org/university/bastiat.php

 

About Bastiat Free University:

BFU has been created by Silent Partner Consulting, http://www.silentpc.org/ , a group of small business consultants. The original concept was to assist those that have a small business, but have never had the time to complete a degree. The idea was expanded after discussions lamenting the availability of affordable education focused on rational learning.

 

BFU is for the students, they can become a renaissance person and pursue knowledge for it's own sake. Free is a good thing.

 

To investigate or enroll at Bastiat Free University visit http://silentpc.org/university/


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PRESS RELEASE


Education/Business/E-Commerce

Newport Beach, California 23 July 2005


NASSIM TALEB INSPIRES A COURSE AT BASTIAT FREE UNIVERSITY

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H501, Thoughtful Influences, A New Graduate Level Course Is Inspired By Dr. Nassim Taleb Author Of Fooled By Randomness.

 


Dr. Taleb has assisted BFU in creating a new course based on books that have influenced his philosophy.

The graduate courses at Bastiat Free University are designed by thoughtful, successful, doers. Don't go to posers to learn how to accomplish. At BFU there are courses where you can learn from those who successfully accomplish their goals.

Bastiat Free University is a reaction to the expensive education offered by traditional universities. BFU is a group of experimental colleges offering a renaissance style education created for citizens of the information society. Visit BFU at: http://silentpc.org/university/

BFU fulfills the desire of those who want to learn, but don't know where to turn. A quality education can be acquired for free, as long as there is no desire for a degree. If students desire a degree from this non-accredited university, it will be available at a cost appropriate level.

People do like to keep score; take away scoring from sports and most sports would vanish. If students find it important to have a goal, we offer Associate, Bachelors, and Masters degrees. Do it yourself types will do it for free.

Why is Claude Frédéric Bastiat the patron philosopher of BFU? Bastiat was a French statesman speaking out against his nineteenth century government. Bastiat understood liberty, and he knew how to speak and write to communicate his views. And what wonderful views! Bastiat was Pro consumer, small business, and private education; while being Anti monopoly and big government. His logic is presented with entertaining, well stated reasoning; and he did like going "over the top."

About Bastiat Free University:

BFU has been created by Silent Partner Consulting, http://www.silentpc.org/ , a group of small business consultants. The original concept was to assist those that have a small business, but have never had the time to complete a degree. The idea was expanded after discussions lamenting the availability of affordable education focused on learning rather than diplomas. For a sample of BFU philosophy visit the College of Human Interaction, http://silentpc.org/university/human.php .

Bastiat Free University is for the students, they can become a renaissance person and pursue learning for it's own sake. Free is a good thing.

To investigate or enroll at Bastiat Free University visit http://bfuniv.org
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PRESS RELEASE

Education/Business/E-Commerce

Newport Beach, California 29 June 2005


GRAND OPENING OF THE EXPERIMENTAL, NO COST, BASTIAT FREE UNIVERSITY.

Students can now access a Cost Appropriate Education Tailored to the Individual.

  • All classes available free
  • If a degree is desired, $75.00 one time fee, $15 per unit
  • BFU is Internet based, no physical campus
  • using Docebo open source learning software, “Spaghetti Learning” http://www.docebolms.org/
  • Grand opening was on June 29, 2005
  • Claude Frédéric Bastiat's 204th birthday
  • Bastiat was a nineteenth century French statesman
  • School blog at http://bfuniv.blogspot.com/

 

Bastiat Free University is a reaction to the expensive education offered by traditional universities. BFU is a group of experimental colleges offering a renaissance style education created for citizens of the information society.

 

BFUniv is a university focused on learning above credentials. BFU fulfills the desire of those who want to learn, but don't know where to turn. A quality education can be acquired for free, as long as there is no desire for a degree. If they desire a degree from this non-accredited university, it will be available at a cost appropriate level.


BFU does not have the financial support, "qualified" faculty, physical plant and on site library that a state approval or accreditation will require. This means that many employers, schools or licensing agencies may not recognize our degrees. We do feel that our course requirements are sufficiently rigorous that our students will know they have acquired the knowledge they sought. This is consistent with our goal to provide quality learning at no or little cost.

 

If the students have their own business, or want the affirmation that they have completed a course of study, our degree will be sufficient. We are here to offer students quality learning at no or little cost. The university's virtual doors opened 29 June 2005 with initial classes offered in the disciplines of Business, Human Interaction, Liberty, and Theology.


People do like to keep score; take away scoring from sports and most sports would vanish. If students find it important to have a goal, we offer Associate, Bachelor, and Master's degrees. Do it yourself types will do it for free without the degree. Free is a good thing.


Why is Claude Frédéric Bastiat the patron philosopher of BFU? Bastiat was a French statesman speaking out against his nineteenth century French government. Bastiat understood liberty, and he knew how to speak and write to communicate his views. And what wonderful views! Bastiat was Pro consumer, small business, and private education; while being Anti monopoly and big government. His logic is presented with entertaining, well stated reasoning; and he did like going "over the top."


About Bastiat Free University:


BFU is being created by Silent Partner Consulting, http://www.silentpc.org/ , a group of small business consultants. The original concept was to assist those that have a small business, but have never had the time to pursue a degree. The idea was expanded after discussions lamenting the availability of affordable education focused on rational learning. For a sample of BFU philosophy visit the College of Human Interaction.


BFU is for the students, they can become a renaissance person and pursue knowledge for it's own sake. Free is a good thing. To enroll for free visit the registration page.

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