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Will Truman

Will Truman is the Editor-in-Chief of Ordinary Times. He is also on Twitter.

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  1. Avatar Mike Schilling says:

    “No matter where you came from, what your religion was, or your ethnicity. You needed an Ivy League degree, of course.”Report

    • Avatar LeeEsq says:

      MIT would also suffice. Trying to get elite employers to hire beyond the Ivy League is an exercise in futility.Report

      • Avatar Kolohe says:

        Good news, then. The new Labor secretary went to a public university in Ohio (and not even THE public university in Ohio), then to law school in the St. Louis area. So you’re going to have a real Man Of The People in charge there soon.

        (And the new head of the EPA went to a SLAC as undergrad, which some people around here are really fond of. No overfocus on STEM for him, no siree)Report

        • Avatar Will Truman says:

          Is it noteworthy that he became successful in the low-prestige field of fast food? I remember there was a flap a while back when naming rights of Florida Atlantic University’s football stadium were purchased by a private prison corporation. It was essentially a donation, as the owner of the company went to FAU. I remember when I read that thinking that maybe some dude from FAU managed to make that happen because the dudes from Stanford wanted nothing to do with it.

          (OTOH, the chairman of the board of Yahoo is also an FAU grad. So there are limits to this theory. Though he started off as a security guard at IBM.)Report

  2. Avatar Kim says:

    Blackmailed America into giving them a golden parachute?
    Somehow, the present tense is ignoring a lot of people that used to be around.
    (OTOH, I know someone who worked for them, and had to do “extra” to get paid — apparently only Bear Stearns knew how to pay on time).Report