A Sept. 2016 report by the Texas Observer was initially spurred by the discovery of this disturbing grant proposal to the John Templeton Foundation. The proposal was from Dr. Ben Powell, director of Texas Tech's (Koch-funded) Free Market Institute.

UnKoch's recordings from the 2016 APEE conference created the context for the piece, as nearly all the professors listed as affiliates in Powell's grant proposal are active in APEE, many either attending or even caught on tape at APEE 2016.