We are a commune of inquiring, skeptical, politically centrist, capitalist, anglophile, traditionalist New England Yankee humans, humanoids, and animals with many interests beyond and above politics. Each of us has had a high-school education (or GED), but all had ADD so didn't pay attention very well, especially the dogs. Each one of us does "try my best to be just like I am," and none of us enjoys working for others, including for Maggie, from whom we receive neither a nickel nor a dime. Freedom from nags, cranks, government, do-gooders, control-freaks and idiots is all that we ask for.
As we have noted in the past, higher education institutions are now investment organizations with annoyingly high overhead (faculty, students, buildings, sports facilities, etc). If they could just dump that overhead, they might be pretty good businesses. It might not hurt to just keep the football and basketball teams, though, for fresh cash flow.
The situation reminds me of the time, about 20 years ago, when ski areas woke up and realized that they were actually real estate businesses.
Yes, The Episcopal Church USA has just done the same thing. Begun to consolidate parishes, so they can control the flow of information, while at the same time develop very, very, very valuable real estate. It does not mattter to them that those churches were bought and paid for by the local congregation. Oh no! Just push those oldtimers out of the pews, preach your "collaborative" theology to young parents searching for a moral foundation for their children.
Along the way if you abandon the Bible, the 10 Commandments, and your local leaders act like union thugs lying, deceiving, cheating, manipulating--well not to worry at least they have a good real estate project on their vitae, so they can apply for the next Bishop's job. Meanwhile, the old timers whose money, and time went into the ownership of that real estate--well, they are meeting in a conference room above the local grocery store, because they agreed to the property belonged to the corporation