Frank Bruni has written a scorching satirical piece on the selectivity being shown by the big-name universities. He postulated with current trends (Stanford admitted less than 5% of applicants for the class of 2019), they will admit 0% of applicants for the class of 2020. It appears that no one can meet their criteria any more.
Quite a fascinating piece on Silicon Valley princeling Joe Lacob. From humble origins and all that. Bow down and worship, you inferior mortals.
And lots of stuff out there about Trump, who has about had it, I think.
I thought this interview of Barney Frank from Slate was excellent. He is not enamored of Bernie Sanders. My friends are happy with that sparrow that landed on Bernie's podium, but I say, Sir, I have seen a bird, and you, sir, are no bird.
The meritocracy is on its last legs and is desperately spending money, creating and destroying companies, building and destroying museums and sports stadiums. creating facts on the ground everywhere, in a last ditch attempt to maintain its power over the rest of us through convincing us of their sheer awesomeness. I'm going to go back and take a look at Chris Hayes's Twilight of the Elites again.