Lefty Professor Who Speaks Out Against Income Inequality Gets Paid $205,400 for One Class

Just another academic class warrior feeding off the labor of underclass adjuncts.


University of North Carolina School of Law's Professor Gene Nichol is a real opponent of income inequality. That's why he gets paid $205,400 to teach one class, plus more to run the Poverty Center at the school.

Nichol's noble opposition to income inequality puts him in a class with other great academic class warriors like Elizabeth Warren, who was paid $350,000 by Harvard Law to teach a single course and Clinton’s former Labor Secretary turned inequality campaigner Robert Reich who pulls in $235,791 a year from a public university at UC-Berkeley to teach a course on “Wealth and Poverty” making him one of the highest paid state employees.

Speaking to the Progressive Democrats of North Carolina in 2010, Nichol ranted, "We haven’t fought back against the inequality I described, we’ve embraced it... And even if you could put aside the denial of justice and equality that represents, our inequality is becoming so pronounced that average workers no longer make enough money to fuel a consumer-based economic recovery. And I know this is hard to believe – but looking over this tremendously tilted field – the main thing Republicans can think of doing is to change the tax laws to further favor the very rich."

Those darn Republicans.

Should we ask how much in taxes Working Class Hero Gene Nichol pays?

"Enough that he and his family can live comfortably in a Chapel Hill home with a tax value of more than $1 million. And when the Nicholses tire of the stress and bustle of North Carolina’s Triangle area, they can escape to their bungalow on the beach at Emerald Isle, valued by Carteret County at more than $512,000. "

Just another academic class warrior feeding off the labor of underclass adjuncts.