Letter: Economics lesson

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Sir: Great idea of Nick Moreton (letter, 13 November) to remove the apparent injustices in the pay of female university teachers by reducing the pay of their male colleagues! Even better, on the same principle, let's cut all UK workers' pay by 36 per cent so as to match what university teachers have lost in comparison with average earnings since 1981/82.

Something radical is needed. Government might start by actually giving universities, as extra money, the whole of the tax the Treasury now requires them to collect from students under the name of "fees".

PETER ROBB

London N1

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