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Reasons why New York Sucks

Discussion in 'Social Life, Food & Drink, Travel' started by Manton, Aug 26, 2012.

  1. mafoofan

    mafoofan THE FOO Dubiously Honored

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    For what it's worth, the vast, vast majority of Ivy League students I know got in through pure merit. The statistics support this as well. Exceedingly few have the sort of money and legacy connections necessary to get in otherwise.

    It's just that even amongst such a talent pool, few have the maturity, direction, or drive to succeed as investment banking analysts. They would have more of those things if they were older, but then they would have less stamina.
     
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  2. gomestar

    gomestar Super Yelper

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    what I mean is, I can just let the hate bounce off me like an exercise ball on a trampoline. After all, for the past few years I've deal with plenty of regulators and "shareholder activism".


    going forward, i think i just might tell people that i'm a late-blooming philosopher, then offer no insight. I feel like this would connect with the youthful liberal generation.
     


  3. gomestar

    gomestar Super Yelper

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    this is true, at least in my experience from when I worked in admissions. One of the most interesting quotes I heard from our director was the real story of the class sometimes not who got in, but who didn't get in.
     


  4. Manton

    Manton RINO Dubiously Honored

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    could all be true, doesn't really change my analyis, but this is not the CE, from which I am banned.
     


  5. mafoofan

    mafoofan THE FOO Dubiously Honored

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    The youthful liberal generation is the best argument in favor of a China-like one-child policy.
     


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    Do they happen to be your friends from Brown? There could be some selection bias.
     


  7. mafoofan

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    What if your kids get into Ivy League schools? Would you toot a different horn?

    By that time, I intend to have achieved full status as a capitalst fat cat and will be happy to put in a word at Brown. If you can settle for non-HYP, that is.
     
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  8. Manton

    Manton RINO Dubiously Honored

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    I intend to indoctrinate my children as Straussians, so the Ivies are out. Mansfield will be dead by then and Steven Smith is too "East Coast" for me.
     


  9. Connemara

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    Uhhh, you're not sending them to Hillsdale?
     


  10. mafoofan

    mafoofan THE FOO Dubiously Honored

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    Will any American university teach Strauss in earnest?
     


  11. mafoofan

    mafoofan THE FOO Dubiously Honored

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  12. Manton

    Manton RINO Dubiously Honored

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    It may happen some day, but I don't care so much about that, as that they are taught "the Great Books" by teachers trained by Strauss or students of Strauss. They can find their way to Strauss' books on their own. They will each be given a complete set before they leave home.
     


  13. Manton

    Manton RINO Dubiously Honored

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    It's on the approved list, for sure.
     


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    That's a fairly idiosyncratic use of "maturity".
     


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    I am going to home school my kids for college. Yours can join if they want.
     


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