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TOM FRANK asks the question: “Given the rigged, rotten nature of the higher-ed game, why would people play by the rules?” The answer: lots don’t. Tom wrote about fake degrees and phony college credentials — and their larger social and cultural significance — for his column in the August issue of Harper’s.
Plus: the fight for MOCA, the Museum of Contemporary Art in LA – it’s not a battle between “populists” and “aesthetes”; it’s a takeover by the corporate mentality. CHRISTOPHER KNIGHT explains — he’s art critic for the LA Times and he blogs at Culture Monster.
Also : PETER EDELMAN is one of my heroes — he resigned from the Clinton adminstration in protest against Clinton’s treatment of the poor. Today he talks about how we can end poverty in America now – and what’s stopping us. Peter’s new book is So Rich, So Poor: Why It’s Hard to End Poverty in America.