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College Admissions Scandal As 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. A few storylines that are, criminally, mostly three-quarters true: Charming conman Rich Slinger—mastermind of madcap slacker student admission scheme—secretly records entitled […]