Re: NY Times: Young, Gifted, and Not Getting Into Harvard
Originally Posted by Falls City Beer
Is it based on the misty-eyed notion that the capitalist got to where he is by the sweat of his brow but the academic nob inherits his spot through some kind of feudal primogeniture?
It's an honest question. Outside of outliers like Ken Lay and Jeffrey Skilling, Americans seem fine and dandy having their backs flayed in corporate class rigidity, but they get snipey when they smell academic bluebloodism. Why?
I think that first part is the answer right there. Hard work can get you an even playing field $$ wise but most people get upset when they can't even get into the stadium much less touch the field when it comes to colleges.
Climbing down from the bridge, but keeping the torch lit until Dusty's fate is settled