A tale of two dudes: “It was the age of wisdom, it was the age of foolishness” edition

From the New York Times, today, in Paul Krugman’s editorial titled “Oligarchy, American Style”:

[As an aside, as Glenn Greenwald has discussed in some recent interviews, it’s pretty amazing that major journalists are using words like “oligarchy” and “banana republic” to describe the US now.]

So, basically, paying a lot of money for a university education will probably allow you have, at best, crippling debt, a low-paying job with extremely limited wage increases, and terrible health care. That is one of the BEST CASE scenarios, and it is based on actual quantifiable facts.

 

On the other end of the spectrum, Michael Bloomberg, also in the New York Times:

Ha ha, yeah dummies! Why don’t you just create your own jobs! That’s what everyone else had to do and you definitely have all of the money and resources to do that. So get going, you lazy crumbums!

One of these guys gets it. The other one seems to be willfully missing the point. How embarrassing for him! But when he later realizes his faux pas, he can dry his tears with money, so.

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2 responses to “A tale of two dudes: “It was the age of wisdom, it was the age of foolishness” edition

  1. Quercki

    Do you suppose their respective net worths have anything to do with their opinions? Nah, couldn’t be.

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