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There are odd little moments in life – call them satoris – when you grasp, for instance…

… that Harvard University, a non-profit with all the tax breaks pertaining thereto, hoards a thirty-five billion dollar endowment… That all those Right-Not-To-Think states with their incredibly bad universities get huge tax breaks for luxury suites in their sports arenas…

And that some non-profit university hospitals… Well… Take a look:

[The University of Pittsburgh hospital’s] CEO, Jeffrey Romoff, makes almost $6 million a year. That makes him the highest paid CEO of any large nonprofit hospital in the U.S., according to a recent analysis by TIME. Romoff also has more than a dozen administrators that take in annual salaries of over $1 million, and according to the city, he has access to a private chef, chauffeur, and a jet, as well as one of the most expensive office spaces in Pittsburgh.

Pittsburgh’s mayor is suing to get rid of the bogus non-profit’s non-profit status. He’ll probably win.

Why? Recall Oscar Wilde calling fox hunting “the unspeakable in pursuit of the inedible.” Romoff’s attorneys – as will be obvious to everyone – will be the unspeakable in defense of the despicable.

Margaret Soltan, May 30, 2013 11:51AM
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One Response to “There are odd little moments in life – call them satoris – when you grasp, for instance…”

  1. dmf Says:

    it’s all about the Benjamins…

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