We all remember that I teach at a state university in an economically blighted area of the US, right? And that our students get offered full-time jobs that pay $11,000 per year after they graduate? And that our students work 2 – 3 part-time jobs while going to college, right?
A student of mine writes:
The government of our country is oppressive towards the rich people. It treats them unfailry by asking them to pay more than their fair share in taxes.
And you say empathy is dead in this country.
P.S. I have just been visited by a horrible suspicion. Is it possible that the student thinks I’m rich and is trying to get me to like them in this inventive manner?