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Farmers Carry

There is no circumstance of disability, gender, age, stature, weight or fitness level that reduces the need, safety or effectiveness of functional movement.

Greg Glassman, from "A Beginner's Guide to CrossFit," 2004

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Tim Crane discusses another facet of the multimillion-dollar academic publication machine, explaining the financial burden that private academic publishers place on public institutions through a complex system that relies on free (or taxpayer-supported) labor to fund journal publications that live behind expensive paywalls. He concludes that “as things currently stand, it’s hard to deny that journal publishing appears little better than a scam. Who is making all this money? … The answer is depressingly predictable: corporations nested within other corporations, whose names are unmemorable acronyms and whose shareholders are (inter alia) private equity and venture capital firms.”

Read the article The Peer Review Industry: Implausible and Outrageous

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