A drive through faculty parking lots at any major university in America is like taking a tour of luxury automotive dealerships. Lincolns, Jaguars, BMWs Mercedes Benzes and Range Rovers dot such parking lots. There are few 1997 Fords to be found. Yet these hypocritical liberal elitists pen articles and books about income inequality and the “unfairness” of the American capitalist system. Articles which they then circulate amongst themselves, read, and write congratulatory reviews which amount to little more than back-slaps to one other as they laud their own ever-increasing levels of enlightenment.
D. Willburn @American Thinker
I have noticed the same thing in my 18 years of work at various architectural offices in NY: the principals/owners/partners of these companies were all liberals politically and most ruthless, even brutal, competitive capitalists in their everyday practice. They are getting very rich in the process (especially if they secured government contracts) but they proudly pat themselves on the back for their “humanistic” (in fact, socialistic) politics and despising Republicans. I’ve had at least two occurrences when my libertarian views cost me a job, almost openly.
There is an internal conflict in their heads.
No wonder people who enjoy success in this industry are double-crossers, back-stabbers, baby-face liars and “plantators”. Their path to the top is self-selection.