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Professor who teaches class bashing capitalism earns $170,000 annually

There’s a class at the University of Wisconsin Madison that studies how capitalism “generates harms” and “is irrational in ways that hurt nearly everyone,” according to its syllabus.

The course explores the “full range of harms and forms of injustice associated with capitalism. These critiques can be broadly grouped under three rubrics: exploitation, domination, and irrationality,” it states.

The College Fix reported on the class Monday, and more recently the good folks at the Daily Caller have dug up some interesting information on the professor who teaches it:

Erik Olin Wright, the well-heeled professor who teaches the graduate-level course, rakes a sweet annual salary of $170,000 per year. …

The tenured, capitalism-hating professor’s annual salary of $170,000 is $116,111 greater than the household income of a typical Wisconsin family and in the top 2 percent of all Americans.

While an average middle-class family in Wisconsin survives on $4,491 per month (before taxes), the Marxist professor enjoys a cushy monthly income of $14,166.

Wright, who grew up in Berkeley, Calif., has spent more than three decades at the taxpayer-funded University of Wisconsin.

He is the longtime director of the University of Wisconsin’s Havens Center, a radical hotbed of social justice that promotes far-left activism and labor unrest.

Read the Daily Caller’s full report.

The syllabus for the class was obtained by the free-market MacIver Institute through a public records act request.

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