May 13, 2014
I just posted a piece on the controversy regarding Paul Krugman and his salary at CUNY. It's only available to subscribers, and my conclusion is, to say the least, provocative.
"But while there’s a longer conversation to be had about all of this in relation to Paul Krugman, it hasn’t really happened yet. Instead, so far, critiques of Krugman’s salary have failed to rise above petty carping disguised as systemic critique.
...Which brings us, then, to the issue of what, exactly, would benefit CUNY’s students. I don’t dismiss the question of Krugman’s salary out of hand; I think it’s worth asking, as many do, why an institution that won’t pay its adjuncts and graduate students well or even on time finds it worthwhile to pay relatively high salaries to some...if we are to actually push for greater equity amongst faculty, we arrive at a conclusion that’s not likely to make anyone happy."