Wow, it looks the Aspen Festival is working hard to keep up with the Intellectual Derp Web Fesitval, coming soon to the David Koch Theater:
The Koch brothers present: Tiger Mom and Hillbilly Elegy Venture Capitalist lecturing people about "tribalism" at the Aspen Ideas festival. Put this in a museum and then burn the museum pic.twitter.com/aPD84JR1LY
— Hamilton Nolan (@hamiltonnolan) June 18, 2018
I think my favorite detail is that it’s the 7:50 AM panel. Does anybody not on assignment attend these things? I mean, what’s the point of being a plutocrat if you end up arranging your schedule so that the best use of your time on a trip to Aspen is listening to a couple of hacks nearing the end of their 15 minutes repeat rote arguments at 8 in the morning? Look: here’s what you’ll “learn” — poor people are spoiled by Medicaid and SNAP, partisanship is bad, make sure your children have no leisure time, Both Sides Do It but the Democrat Party is worse. Have a nice breakfast and go skiing or something.
…as a commenter notes, there is always a lower circle:
Does that one meet at 5AM, at a hotel that’s a $15 Uber from the main hotel? It certainly should.