Money really can buy anything – even at the University of Toronto

December 17, 2010; Gerald Caplan:

Call it elite or class segregation. It’s the return of Upstairs, Downstairs. The maids and butlers and tradesmen have their own entrance while the lords and ladies of the manor enter through the front. It’s what grossly increasing inequality inexorably leads to. It’s not about how the other half live, though. It’s about how the tiny but dangerously powerful plutocracy lives. The Munk School is simply the prototype for a new gilded age in which the few enter through the front, the middle largely disappears, and the vast majority squeezes in if there’s room. Welcome to the future.

Full article at the Globe and Mail.

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