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  • Educated Elites Part 3

    September 27, 2016

    David Burress

    Here is example of how the Educated Elite have a natural tendency towards egalitarianism.   Consider the legal profession. Legal practice is informed by a concept of justice that depends on two sides to a dispute making their best available arguments, assisted by legal professionals. Now many of those professionals are attracted to law based on desire ...

  • Limits for Ethical Politicians

    September 26, 2016

    David Burress

    The job of an ethical politicians is to make the world a better place. It is extremely hard to do that if you won’t get elected. And it is impossible to get elected if you always tell the unadorned truth. At a minimum you must evade and duck certain questions. For example, a majority of ...

  • Educated Elites Part 2

    September 22, 2016

    David Burress

    So how is it possible to reconcile a model of the egalitarianism spectrum (or the wealth spectrum or the haves versus have-nots spectrum) with the fact that right-wing, radical, so-called “populist” Trumpites are aligned with the haves, while the educated elites (or EEs) are aligned with the have-nots?   Trump’s right-wing radicals are easy enough to understand. ...

  • Educated Elites

    September 22, 2016

    David Burress

    The term “limousine liberal” dates from a 1969 campaign against liberal Republican New York Mayor John Lindsay. It filled a right-wing rhetorical need and has been used ever since to demonize a distinct social class I will call Educated Elites or EEs, meaning those whose jobs typically require advanced degrees (plus their families). EEs are ...