July 4, 2016
A shocking revelation has come to light: people who whine about how poor brown people deserve unlimited free everything are privileged and rich, as opposed to working class.
Several UC Berkeley economics professors who support “income inequality” research each earn more than $300,000 a year, putting them in the top 2 percent of the public university’s salary distribution, according to a recent report by a nonpartisan California think tank.
The report pointed out that the prominent scholars leading or advising the Cal Berkeley Center for Equitable Growth are richly compensated as professors, even as the center seeks to research ways to create economic growth that is “fairly shared,” the center’s website states.
But the California Policy Center report, using 2014 data from the state’s public records, found Cal’s equitable growth center’s director, economics Professor Emmanuel Saez, earned an annual salary of just under $350,000.
The center’s three advisory board members – all economics professors – made similar amounts: Professor David Card made $336,367 in 2014; Professor Gerard Roland took in $304,608; and Professor Alan Auerbach earned $291,782. That’s not even including their pensions — equal to 2.5 percent times their final average salary times the number of years employed.
Marc Joffe, a policy analyst with the California Policy Center and author of the report, said in a telephone interview with The College Fix that one way to solve income inequality lies more with businesses developing efficiency strategies to bring workers’ wages up as opposed to academics’ hand wringing over whether everyone earns the same.
He said UC Berkeley is a great school, but it is important to highlight that income inequality research from institutions of higher education, and elsewhere, must be addressed differently.
“I think there is an issue of jealousy that academics have toward business people. They think CEOs don’t need to make as much,” Joffe said, adding some academics believe their efforts are more noble than those in the private sector.
These elite university liberals want to keep their place at the top of society. What they want to do is move the wealth of middle class Whites to lower class brown people, and create a mixed multitude of peasants living in apartment buildings. They envision a multiracial Soviet Union type scenario, where the supposed intellectual elite still have a much better quality of living.
The liberal vision of paradise has very quickly shifted from this: