Friday, March 04, 2016

Twilight of the Elites (see here and earlier)
Hard to say how annoying that is, not that he throws all the philosophical claptrap he studied at Brown, Rawls et al, out the window, but that he does it so casually. He doesn't understand the history he's a part of: BA in philosophy, his hobby was theater.

Hayes the reformer, from the third link above.
In the past decade, nearly every pillar institution in American society — whether it's General Motors, Congress, Wall Street, Major League Baseball, the Catholic Church or the mainstream media — has revealed itself to be corrupt, incompetent or both. And at the root of these failures are the people who run these institutions, the bright and industrious minds who occupy the commanding heights of our meritocratic order. In exchange for their power, status and remuneration, they are supposed to make sure everything operates smoothly. But after a cascade of scandals and catastrophes, that implicit social contract lies in ruins, replaced by mass skepticism, contempt and disillusionment.

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