“How is your fish?” I ask Klara.

“If a fish could be as delicious as you are nice, that’s how it would taste. Amazing!” she says.

Another Marxist Fail

Here’s more fun info from yesterday’s talk by our chief administrator.

At the beginning of the fiscal year, we had an 18-million budget shortfall. As a result of creating an enormous, unwieldy bureaucracy around hiring and crippling Advisement, Admissions, Library services, graduate programs etc with worker shortages, we saved a little over 400,000. Which is next to nothing if we take into account the entire shortfall. This happened because huge gaps in workforce ended up costing more, in many cases, than was saved. Also, student counts dropped as students can’t take the courses they need at convenient times. So money was actually lost as a result.

What did the administration do when it received this data?

It decided to plough on with the exact same bureaucratic hiring procedures.

It’s not about money, folks. Marx was wrong. Many things – most things, actually – aren’t about money at all.