Salient. Victoria University Student Newspaper. Vol 35 no. 23. 21st September 1972
[Letter from Don Franks]
Professor Philpott has indicated that he is prepared to pay and pay heavily for social and economic improvements. But, he adds, this is the rot of society? Implying that he'll cough up if and when the rats and mice begin the Social and Economic Improvement Fund. It doesn't take an economics professor to realize that wealth comes from labour. On the other hand it's not hard to close eyes to the fact that any social or economic improvements have been paid for and paid heavily by the working class, in money, labour time and quality of life. I agree that personal sacrifice may be a fair test of ideals, but, just incidentally it's a test on which professors don't have a monopoly either.