Where Your Taxes Go: 27

Towards establishing a professorship in Jawaharlal Nehru’s name in Cambridge.

I rather like R Vaidyanathan’s comment on the matter:

It is also ironical that the professorship is for business studies, while Nehru was the architect of the licence permit quota Raj in India. It is like the butchers’ association of Texas providing a chair to study Gandhian thought in some US university.

The butcher’s association, of course, would presumably do so with its own money. The Nehru Professorship is paid for by money taken forcibly from us. Such it goes…

(Link via email from Rajeev Mantri. For more on how our government loots us, check out my Taxes Archive.)