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If the College Admissions Scandal was a 1930s Screwball Comedy

By J. Cavanaugh Simpson Depression-era screwball comedies skewered the shallow upper classes with satirical glee. Similar plot lines—updated and adjusted for inflation—offer timely social sabotage of college and class in the unfolding aftermath of the College Admissions Scandal. Absurdly, and in tribute to tax day, a few storylines that are mostly three-quarters true: Charming conman Rich Slinger—mastermind of madcap […]