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Low-ball pay

Dear Editor:

Full disclosure: Megan Harvey is the twin sister of the director of the four Ski Schools of Aspen.

Aspen Skiing Co. does many wonderful things, but the issue is not that. It is what it does not do.

Fact: Lester Crown gave $1 million to the United Way’s Tocqueville Society, which works to “promote a living wage for healthy families.”

Which means: A tax deduction from this donation which would have gone to the American people? (Building roads and shared infrastructure is a good image here.)

He sits as a trustee on a really big, important, select club of peers located here in town: The Aspen Institute. Being called out on it in Aspen for hypocrisy every Christmas (they’re handing out literature on Durant after 3 p.m. everyday? What? They’re picketing the Ideas Festival again?). Perhaps he also cares about what people think?

Many would like to raise a family in the valley. We prefer to have one job and the industry takes advantage of its lowest-paid worker bees. And therein lies all the rub.

The Snowmass Sun said it more succinctly: Economic injustice.

Lee Mulcahy


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