[lbo-talk] posh as fuck

Michael Smith mjs at smithbowen.net
Sun Dec 4 18:14:45 PST 2011

On Sun, 4 Dec 2011 19:49:39 -0500 Doug Henwood <dhenwood at panix.com> wrote:

> Go tell it to all the students occupying
> streets & buildings over tuition increases.

I hope we all approve of young people occupying streets & buildings, no matter how inconsequential the immediate casus belli may be. To borrow a phrase from Carrol, it's politics, not policy, that matters.

> Since Rohatyn first insisted on tuition at CUNY, the bourgeoisie has
> been very clear on its higher ed strategy: make it more expensive.
> What do they know that you don't?

This characteristically smart-alec question suggests at least two alternative smart-alec answers:

1) Nothing.

2) You tell me.

Footnote: using 'the bourgoisie' as the subject of an active verb in a finite tense is an almost certain way to darken counsel.

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Any proposition that seems self-evident is almost certainly false.

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