Wakes up… Checks Twitter… Sees “David Brooks” as the No. 1 trending topic nationally…

Oh, it’s good.

Here’s the latest from the New York Times columnist with a hot-take on elitist deli meats, or something:

Question, why not just tell his friend what each sandwich is?

And this is a pretty bad example because in many parts of the U.S., it’s the Mexican food that’s a mystery:

Anyway, mockery, at this point, has been a bipartisan affair:

But to many, Brooks has a point on how the “college-educated class” is keeping its “privileged status”:

Here’s the opener:

Over the past generation, members of the college-educated class have become amazingly good at making sure their children retain their privileged status. They have also become devastatingly good at making sure the children of other classes have limited chances to join their ranks.

How they’ve managed to do the first task — giving their own children a leg up — is pretty obvious. It’s the pediacracy, stupid. Over the past few decades, upper-middle-class Americans have embraced behavior codes that put cultivating successful children at the center of life. As soon as they get money, they turn it into investments in their kids.


It’s when we turn to the next task — excluding other people’s children from the same opportunities — that things become morally dicey. Richard Reeves of the Brookings Institution recently published a book called “Dream Hoarders” detailing some of the structural ways the well educated rig the system.

The most important is residential zoning restrictions. Well-educated people tend to live in places like Portland, New York and San Francisco that have housing and construction rules that keep the poor and less educated away from places with good schools and good job opportunities.