Friday, April 14, 2006

California Cartels

We can start with the UC system's higher ups. M.R.C. Greenwood, former chancellor of UC Santa Cruz, was given "a year's leave at her $300,000-a-year salary after she resigned during a conflict-of interest investigation," reports the LAT today. This to the chinless, pilfering oaf who signed my diploma! The Governator signed it too. I wonder how much it could fetch on Ebay?

The then there's LA's venerable cultural institutions. This article is a few weeks old but highlights some gross monetary compensation going on. I mean, I guess it's kinda nice to have a philharmonic for the blue haired elites of this city to relish in the golden-era lavishness of provincial cultural consumption, but fuck all. LA Phil music director Esa-Pekka Salonen makes approx. $1,260,639 a year! Today it was reported that President Bush earned just $618,694 last year!

The lesson to be learned here? We're all suckers save for a few lucky assholes!


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