Arrow-right Camera
Go to e-Edition Sign up for newsletters Customer service
Subscribe now
Opinion >  Letters

Can sociology face free market?

The Spokesman-Review

So grateful for the ad in Friday’s Spokesman-Review concerning WSU Department of Community and Rural Sociology. I belong to the crisis du jour pool at the local tavern and have lost a bundle on swine flu and global warming and cooling panics, but I am betting that the sociology thing is bigger than them all. Upon reading that ad I was gripped with great consternation and asked myself the age-old question that has perplexed man since the beginning of time – what the???

Roto-Rooter Man must drop his newspaper and head out the door to sell his services on the free market. It’s greasy hairballs and misflushed fabrics that keep food on the table and the wolf from his door. So what? At last WSU Community and Rural Sociology has this golden opportunity to kiss its tenured and tax-subsidized associations goodbye and step boldly and nakedly into the bright sunlight of free enterprise. Finally they must sell their shtick to you and me for cash on the barrelhead. Isn’t it past time for all of us addicted overusers of the WSU Community and Rural Sociology to pony up and get out of the taxpayers’ pockets?

Harold Hochstatter

Moses Lake


Letters policy

The Spokesman-Review invites original letters of no more than 250 words on topics of public interest. Unfortunately, we don’t have space to publish all letters received, nor are we able to acknowledge their receipt. We accept no more than one letter a month from the same writer. Please remember to include your daytime phone number and street address. The Spokesman-Review retains the nonexclusive right to archive and re-publish any material submitted for publication.

Send letters to:
Letters to the Editor
The Spokesman-Review
999 W. Riverside Ave.
Spokane, WA 99201

Fax: (509) 459-3815
Questions?: (509) 459-5430