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A while back, I wondered if the highest paid public employee of every state was a university men's football or basketball coach. Well, its not exactly answering the same question, but via the Sports Economist comes this article that head coaches beat the governors 49-1 in the salary sweepstakes. Only the Alaska governor makes more money than the state university head coaches (probably because there is no college football in Alaska). Governors probably have more job security, though.
Unlike my question, the author considers coaches at any college, public or private. For example, my readers found that NY is probably an exception -- there are public employees paid higher than public university coaches. This article comes to the opposite conclusion, but only because they use Syracuse University, which is a private institution.
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Aldous Huxley published his most famous novel Brave New World in 1932. The book is a cautionary tale of a dystopian future version of London, Huxley’s hometown, in the year 2540. The book’s vision is of a country ruled entirely by the government, and all conflict, suffering and ultimately, all free thought is against government’s regulations. In brief, it’s about what the world would look like of no one was able to choose for themselves, voice their opinions, or live how they saw fit, all being hampered by a governments’ iron fist. Huxley was criticized for his work, and still is to this day. Whether or not it was controversial, parallels exist in modern America, although not nearly as pervasive. The American government and state governments are beginning to impose many restrictions through legislation. For instance, certain areas in Los Angeles are off limits to fast food restaurants. Burger stands aren’t the only businesses starting to be zoned out; payday loan lenders are also feeling the pinch. Many state and national legislators are pledging to do away with this vital services if elected. They’re trying to get elected to serve their own self interest. Where do we, as people, draw the line at where the government can’t tell us what to do?
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Posted by: Payday Loan Advocate | Oct 21, 2008 2:54:43 AM
I was amazed when I knew that college basketball coaches beaten the governors in terms of salary.
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