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Univ. of Wisconsin Professor Makes $170,000 a Year Teaching About the Evils of Capitalism

For one professor at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, the motto of the day seems to be “Do as I teach, not as I am.”


Erik Olin Wright helms a course at the school called “Class, State, and Ideology: An Introduction to Social Science in the Marxist Tradition.” You can probably tell what it’s all about just from that title, but in case you’re still unsure on what it is Professor Wright teaches, feel free to refer to his near-80-page syllabus that describes capitalism as a system that “generates harms” and “generates injustices” which “can be broadly grouped under three rubrics: exploitation, domination and irrationality.”

In other words, it is just another college course taught by a success-hating, capitalism-hating communist college professor. Nothing to see here.

Well, almost nothing to see here. It turns out that the good professor earns $170,000 a year to teach about the evils of an economic system built on giving those living under it the opportunity to make a lot of money.

You know, like Professor Wright.

According to The Daily Caller, the tenured (of course) professor’s salary is over $100,000 greater than the median household income earned by Wisconsin residents, and puts him in the top two percent of all American earners.

Marxism clearly ain’t what it used to be.

By Robert G. Yetman, Jr. Editor At Large