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The precedent to exempt colleges from taxation emerged during the when newly established colleges were subsidized, in part, by exempting them from property taxes. Given their mission to educate young men for civic leadership and the clergy, the employment of an infant industry policy to exempt colleges from taxation to encourage their growth and sustainability seemed reasonable. Colleges, however, are increasingly astray from the mission of creating and disseminating knowledge, which serves a useful social function that arguably merits subsidization. They are increasingly engaged in revenue-generating activities that resemble those pursued by taxpaying commercial enterprises.

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Measuring Leadership – Measuring Political Leadership

Republicans inserted many provisions in their House and Senate tax reform bills that have inflamed the higher education establishment, including a proposed excise tax on endowments exceeding $250,000 per student at private schools. Although only about 70 schools are affected that collectively enroll under 10 percent of the students attending four-year American universities, from some rhetoric of university leaders you would think that the very foundation of American higher education has been dramatically impaired.

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The public believes that enterprises receiving special tax treatment and even public subsidies should concentrate on serving the good of the general public by offering affordable schooling along with some socially beneficial research. They should not be able to use those special privileges to make large payments to top employees. The excise tax is a way of letting our not-very-astute higher education leadership realize that the government, representing the people, is angry with the way they have been treating top employees like private business plutocrats.

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thus providing crucial foundations for future leadership roles

For instance, most leaders we see today are proud, self-seeking and trapped in a cave that tells them that success comes from oppression and looking out for their own good; however, Plato shows us in Paragraph 65 that “if they go about, hungering for their own private advantage… the civil and domestic broils which thus arise will be the ruin of the rulers and state.” As we have seen time and...

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His practice of nonviolence, noncooperation, pacifism and protests greatly influenced outstanding leaders of the time such as Martin Luther King Jnr....

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Ours is a postmodern society, caught up in modern leader and bureaucratic structures. We confront transformations as great as those that marked the end of feudalism and the emergence of modernity (Hobbes, Descartes, Locke, Newton). The invention of the printing press, steam engine, and telegraph (then telephone) brought the modern age and with it a transformation of leadership. Biotechnology, cloning, death of the nation state (birth of corporate state), TV, and WWW, are creating the new revolution, one that is redefining leadership in a postmodern world. McDonaldization is everywhere (modernity's last breath); and Disney is a factory pretending to be postmodern (beneath the Happy Kingdom, sweatshops persist), while Las Vegas uses the spectacle and carnival to lure suckers into the casinos (who believe Paris, Las Vegas is more real than Paris, France), to become one with their machines. Yet in Disney, Las Vegas, and NikeTown there is a proliferation of Princes who gain corporate power. But are these great leaders? For Nietzsche (Will to Power #875) great men, "individuals, princes, statesmen, geniuses, generals are the levers and causes of all great movements." And we have many movements of late. The Supermen were capable of setting the masses in motion. They did more than continue to proliferate mechanistic sweatshops shrouded in postmodern architecture and heroic spectacle. The Superman/Superwoman (not the weak character ones) meditated on their inner self, built their power to be a great human being, and defied the herd. The Superman/Superwoman leader had the ability to "extend his will across great stretches of his life and to despise and reject everything petty about him, including even the fairest, 'divinest' things in the world" (Will to Power #961). Whereas today many of today's corporate and political leaders fear the "opinion" of the masses, there are leaders who do not wear masks of Hero. For me, I think Gandhi was a great leader, because he had conviction and a strength of will to enact Ahimsa. To be sure there are other great leaders with a slavish love of power and violence, but to me, these are Princes, not Supermen leaders. The Will to Power, in my own translation, is a will to life, a will that every animal possesses. The human challenge is to master inner enemies, not to develop a theatrical mask.