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On of my grad school professors used to talk about “pub economics.”

The term describes conventional wisdom that people have on various subjects — often ones they rail about over a drink — that turns out to be flat wrong.

Looks like Winona State University is helping turn that idea on its head.

The Winona Daily News reports that Beedle’s Bar and Restaurant in Centerville has teamed up with Winona State professor John Deming to offer lessons in a wide range of areas — such as economics and civil liberties.

Owner Annie Beedle tells the Daily News:

“Just being in the bar and restaurant business, I’ve had a lot of people come in the bar and talk politics. You hear both sides, and I thought it would be important to educate people on facts in a nonpartisan way.”

Read the whole story here.