Wednesday, December 15, 2010

Get Real

Lots of people have not yet adjusted their expectations to today's realities of slow or no growth. This ranges from members of the Detroit Symphony Orchestra striking for higher pay while city services are being cut and the auto companies are not flush with charitable donations any more; Students asked to pay higher tuition in Great Britain, workers in France and Greece. Some have resorted to riots and destruction to insist on what they have come to believe is their right to more.
A bright spot is Michigan State University President Simon who refused a salary increase, in part because there was no money for faculty raises this year. Now if the basketball coach would follow suit, that would be news.

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