The Disadvantages of an Elite Education

by William Deresiewicz American Scholar edited by O Society April 8, 2019 It didn’t dawn on me there might be a few holes in my education until I was about 35. I’d just bought a house, the pipes needed fixing, and the plumber was standing in my kitchen. There he was, a short, beefy guy with a … Continue reading The Disadvantages of an Elite Education

Plutocracy Now!

Plutocracy Now! The United States today qualifies as a plutocracy – on a number of grounds, and it is having a profound impact on the media, education, and think tanks – indeed, on the whole of society. By Michael Brenner ConsortiumNews September 5, 2018 Plutocracy literally means rule by the rich. “Rule” can have various … Continue reading Plutocracy Now!

America Can Afford Space Force, but Not Work, Health Care, or Education on Earth

  THE KOCH BROTHERS COMMISSIONED A SURVEY OF AMERICANS AND FOUND MOST LIKE A $15 MINIMUM WAGE, FREE COLLEGE, AND UNIVERSAL HEALTH CARE   The marketing and communications group In Pursuit Of — launched by the Koch brothers in 2017– conducted a survey of Americans on a range of issues. The poll was written up by RealClearPolitics, which spun the results … Continue reading America Can Afford Space Force, but Not Work, Health Care, or Education on Earth