but when Jim Moran donated that 100 mill, did he anticipate students would be required to pay SGA no less than $30 a day if they wanted to act on that newly acquired business knowledge on campus, the #1
, undisputed, most potentially lucrative zone in Tallahassee? Or that when those opportunities rolled around, (once a week and once a week ONLY), they would be confined to one spot?
An office has formed since that donation called the @fsuoei
, who’s official statutes imply an agenda of empowering student entrepreneurs to the maximum degree, but to date, they have not made any steps towards the deregulation of commercial speech, and it doesn’t seem like they will. Unite wants that money to keep coming in every week. Right now student entrepreneurs are extremely limited in where and when they can vend, and must pay a tax no lower than $30 each time they’re given their sole weekly opportunity to try and earn money.
Market Wednesday, a tradition we hope dies soon. Commercial speech, a type of speech that, should we move to protect it on college campuses, could instigate an entrepreneurial renaissance and massive wealth for countless students.
I pledge not to donate a penny as an alumni unless things change for the better in this regard.