May 31, 2011

NEW JERSEY BILL WOULD STOP STATE COLLEGES FROM PAYING GRADUATION SPEAKERS. Hmm. Graduation speeches are a waste — Howard Baker spoke at both my UT graduation and my Yale graduation, and I have no recollection of what he said at either one — but on the other hand, the argument that “just being asked should be honor enough” fundamentally misconceives the nature of the public-speaking market.