I mentioned that silly Tom Friedman column the other day trash talking public education in his neverending spew of neoliberal talking points. I am not the only one to notice, either.
I mentioned Friedman came from a comparatively modest background, unlike the woman he married. However, things looked up for him the minute he married her in 1978. He lives so ostentatiously, in an 11,000-square-foot abode worth millions of dollars, he really hasn't a clue how everybody else lives and frankly his entire outlook is perverted by having married into extreme wealth.
All of these billionaires and near-billionaires are screwed up mentally. There is not a single exception to the rule; not even Warren Buffett is immune to being a bit off. Too much money and too much time on one's hands can really fuck one up in the head.
If it were just themselves they were hurting, that would be one thing. However, they want to foist their perverted ideas onto the rest of us, and they are NEVER good.