An earlier post noted, as an example of government jobs paying more than private sector jobs, "a former editor of the New Republic, Peter Beinart, who, in his role as an associate professor at the City University of New York -- not a full professor, mind you, an associate professor -- is taking home from the taxpayers of New York, according to the useful Manhattan Institute-sponsored Web site SeeThroughNy, the tidy sum of $143,235 a year. That is, according to the latest survey from the American Association of University Professors, more than $30,000 a year more than an average associate professor at Harvard, which has an endowment of billions of dollars."
Now comes an interview with Mr. Beinart in the Atlantic, in which helpfully explains, "On Mondays I go up to New York to teach at CUNY, so I spend the mornings on the train...I'm in Washington at New America for the rest of the week."
The guy earns $142,235 a year as an associate professor and he only shows up at school one day a week! Nice work if you can get it. You'd think journalism schools would be teaching students how to investigate this sort of thing, not practicing it.