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[Florida legislator and Brevard County Community College lecturer Mike] Haridopolos got paid $154,000 [by the college] to write a book titled Florida Legislative History and Processes.

[T]he book is light on content, has errors and – are you ready for this – there is exactly one copy.

One copy.

Really. $154,000 for one copy.

No, he didn’t teach during that time. Too busy on the book.

Excerpts from the book here.

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3 Responses to “Life of the Mind, Florida.”

  1. Brett Says:

    Well, I was given to understand that rarity of an item increases its value, but that may be referring to something that was already somewhat valuable to begin with ;-)

  2. bob Says:

    An editorial on this issue from a few years back:

    http://www.tampabay.com/opinion/editorials/article446967.ece

    Just another tale in the long history of sweetheart deals between Florida politicians and the state’s higher education system.

  3. Margaret Soltan Says:

    Thanks, bob.

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