We seek no price, O king. We ask only a fit place for teaching and quick minds to teach, and besides these food and clothing…—Answer to Charlemagne’s question to two teachers regarding what price they require to take a teaching post. From Richard Winston in Charlemagne (1960).
Contrast this with today. I recently sent an email to university administrators volunteering to assemble a Task Force to find ways to manage the rise in tuition. Of course, it may have been me that repelled them, but I got no reply to my email. This is not illogical. Why would we care, when the money keeps rolling in no matter what we do?