Writing on Slate, David Weigel reports that a recent Paul Krugman column might have prompted Michigan’s Mackinac Center to file Freedom of Information Act requests for information from the University of Michigan’s Labor Studies Center, as well as from other universities: “These labor centers at the universities have long been targets of the business community in Michigan, which sees them – as the state’s Chamber of Commerce president once said of the Wayne State center – as ‘wholly owned subsidiaries of the UAW.’ … In 2010, the Mackanic Center published a litany of problems with the labor centers, arguing that they were basically taxpayer-funded organizing hubs for the Left.” [Source] The FOIA request was also reported in an article by the Chronicle of Higher Education. [Source]