Here’s another way (whether it’s more hostile or mocking, I’m not quite sure) of looking at the cost of the Arts Director salary at Chapel Hill: On the average, North Carolina taxpayers pay $843 dollars in state income tax. That means that almost 202 taxpayers will devote their whole income tax liability to paying for the new director.

No doubt, UNC will roll out the red carpet for Mr. Kang when he arrives here from Detroit, but that will call for the yearly taxes of a few more citizens.