A bona fide grown-up perspective on the San Diego State University narcotics ring, smashed by federal agents earlier this month, from Clint Taylor. (I wrote about the arrested development on display all over the drug bust aftermath here.)
Taylor adds a disturbing factoid, new to me, about narco-decadence as promoted by Yale University, which happens to be the alma mater of us both. He writes:
As for the drug issue, my own alma mater led the charge in narco-hypocrisy. When the federal government decided that tax dollars would no longer be spent on financial aid to students convicted of drug possession, Yale jumped in to announce in 2002 that the university would make up the difference for any student who lost his financial aid for that reason, effectively subsidizing drug use and addiction.
Question: Do alumni know this?
Better question: Do they care?