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The Tyranny of Good Intentions at U.S. Colleges

Carl469 Wrote: Nov 29, 2012 5:18 PM
Do you know Ann Coulter's standard rate for a single speech? Try $25,000. Is that any less outrageous?
cjurgens Wrote: Nov 29, 2012 10:22 PM
And do you know that Bill Clinton has hauled in 89 million in speaking fees since he left office? What's your point? Not sure I grasp the comparison of market-driven value of speakers to the salaries of university professors.

If those speakers fees were inflated because they were paid by people who took out federally guaranteed loans to pay them, and then defaulted on the loans so that the taxpayer picked up the tab, I might see some relevance.
don2496 Wrote: Nov 29, 2012 5:54 PM
jmcconnell Wrote: Nov 29, 2012 5:51 PM
Are you really that dumb. The university can pay that only because the govt lends the money so they can have students. No guaranteed loans and the university is not as wasteful. But if an organization wants to pay Ann Coulter any amount they are not asking the taxpayers to fund it. That's the difference libiot!
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