Friday, April 1, 2011

Capitalism Versus Statism: Don't Shoot the Vendor, Even If It's "Snooki"

Nicole "Snooki" Polizzi is apparently laughing all the way to the bank today. The "Jersey Shore" television program's most famous character has (unless this is an April Fools' Day prank) snagged a $32,000 fee to speak at Rutgers University. That is $2,000 more than a Nobel Prize winning author received to speak at Rutgers and $12,000 more than Niall Fergusson normally commands. From what I have seen, a lot of the backlash is directed at Polizzi herself. You have to really ask why. Yes, she does not come across as that bright. She also spends a lot of time just drinking, dancing, having sex, and obambulating (wandering around aimlessly.) But lets' look at it this was. She is selling a commodity, herself. Polizzi did not hold a gun to the head of Rutgers, she gave them a price and they agreed to pay it. What's wrong with getting what you can, while you can, if you are getting it honestly? It is not her fault that a state institution chose to waste a large sum of money to bring in a young woman whose life experiences are basically confined to sex, alcohol, and rock 'n roll. Polizzi is just being a good capitalist. And is she really as dumb as she appears on television. Remember that Jessica Simpson made most of her fortune by playing dumb while still young and ultra-appealing. She'll live off of that characterization for the rest of her life, very comfortably I might add. Leave Snooki alone. She's a good capitalist, she's making her money honestly, and she's an Obama hating Republican. All those things maker her O. K. in my book.

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