Monthly Archives: January 2013

Ethical Meltdown Gets a Rave Review

In the December 28, 2012 edition of the Jewish News of Greater Phoenix, my book Ethical Meltdown, received a wonderful review from Vicki Cabot.

A slim volume with a striking red, black and white cover, the book makes a passionate argument for an American moral resurgence through renewed emphasis on ethics in our classrooms, courtrooms and boardrooms. No sector of the society goes unexamined as Frazer brings his steady gaze to bear on misuse of funds, power and influence. Training his eyes first on his own profession, Frazer explains how his experience more than 30 years ago in the Don Bolles murder case provoked his awareness of moral lapse.

 

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Believe It or Not

Mitch Daniels is the outgoing Governor of Indiana and the incoming President of Purdue University. I find it amazing that Daniels has negotiated a compensation arrangement that is based on the performance of clear cut goals. Those include: graduation rates, student affordability, faculty hiring and achievement, and philanthropic support. If Daniels meets all of his goals, and collects a 30% bonus, he will still be ranked tenth in compensation among the Big Ten Presidents (See Wall Street Journal, Jan. 9, 2013, page A12).

According to the Journal, “nationwide the number of [academic] bureaucrats has increased ten times faster over the last decade than people hired to do the actual teaching and research.” At Purdue over the past eleven years, the number of administrators has increased 62% while the number of professors increased by only 8%.

Is it surprising that our American student loan debt is now over one trillion dollars? Mitch Daniels deserves a gold medal for placing the financial wellbeing of Purdue above his own.