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    Conspiracists game the higher education system

    It's hard to believe that wealthy individuals, parents and children and others, would conspire to cheat the college admission system, but they have.

    Do wealthy humans conspire more readily than those of lower income?

    Why do people conspire so often? Is it part of our DNA?

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    Re: Conspiracists game the higher education system

    Quote Originally Posted by Thoreau72 View Post
    It's hard to believe that wealthy individuals, parents and children and others, would conspire to cheat the college admission system, but they have.

    Do wealthy humans conspire more readily than those of lower income?

    Why do people conspire so often? Is it part of our DNA?
    I think all people try to figure out ways to get what they want, but wealthy people have more of the means (money...connections) it takes to do so.
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    Re: Conspiracists game the higher education system

    Quote Originally Posted by Thoreau72 View Post
    It's hard to believe that wealthy individuals, parents and children and others, would conspire to cheat the college admission system, but they have.

    Do wealthy humans conspire more readily than those of lower income?

    Why do people conspire so often? Is it part of our DNA?
    Its easier to conspire when you have lots of money. But most Conspiracy Theories are absolute garbage, the pass time of middle aged men in crisis.

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    Re: Conspiracists game the higher education system

    Quote Originally Posted by TrueScotsman View Post
    Its easier to conspire when you have lots of money. But most Conspiracy Theories are absolute garbage, the pass time of middle aged men in crisis.
    And usually poorly educated.
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    Re: Conspiracists game the higher education system

    Quote Originally Posted by Thoreau72 View Post
    It's hard to believe that wealthy individuals, parents and children and others, would conspire to cheat the college admission system, but they have.

    Do wealthy humans conspire more readily than those of lower income?

    Why do people conspire so often? Is it part of our DNA?
    You're begging the question. Who says that people conspire often?

    Human nature is what it is, but greater resources mean greater opportunities and temptations.

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    Re: Conspiracists game the higher education system

    Quote Originally Posted by Thoreau72 View Post
    It's hard to believe that wealthy individuals, parents and children and others, would conspire to cheat the college admission system, but they have.

    Do wealthy humans conspire more readily than those of lower income?

    Why do people conspire so often? Is it part of our DNA?
    What conspiracy? Did these people get together to game the system, or did they act on their own on what everybody knew happens?

    And it's not just rich people. While it's true that you're not apt to get rejected from a spot in a building with daddy's name on the door, it's also true that spots get reserved for other poorer groups. Minority's get a leg up, as do females. If you can throw a football the length of the field or dunk a basketball, you will get accepted and get a scholarship without submitting SAT's or grades. "Dreamers" get a leg up for being here illegally.

    It may not be right, but it is what it is.

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    Re: Conspiracists game the higher education system

    Quote Originally Posted by Thoreau72 View Post
    It's hard to believe that wealthy individuals, parents and children and others, would conspire to cheat the college admission system, but they have.

    Do wealthy humans conspire more readily than those of lower income?

    Why do people conspire so often? Is it part of our DNA?
    I don't find it hard to believe at all. Power corrupts. In America, money is power.

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    Re: Conspiracists game the higher education system

    Quote Originally Posted by Thoreau72 View Post
    It's hard to believe that wealthy individuals, parents and children and others, would conspire to cheat the college admission system, but they have.

    Do wealthy humans conspire more readily than those of lower income?

    Why do people conspire so often? Is it part of our DNA?
    This is not a conspiracy theory, does not even belong in this section of the forums.

    The harsh truth is every society across all of history ends up developing some form of aristocracy. Be it via wealth, or government, or ideology, or some combination of all these factors to suggest one smaller group of the population is of a higher class of society than all others. And as such, there is more avenue to try to sidestep rules and law.

    All we are seeing is a manifestation of that thinking. It has happened before and it will happen again, no matter what is done suggesting aristocratic thinking can be throttled.

    As for why... in a word, ego. Human history confirmed, on repeat.
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    Re: Conspiracists game the higher education system

    Quote Originally Posted by jimbo View Post
    What conspiracy? Did these people get together to game the system, or did they act on their own on what everybody knew happens?

    And it's not just rich people. While it's true that you're not apt to get rejected from a spot in a building with daddy's name on the door, it's also true that spots get reserved for other poorer groups. Minority's get a leg up, as do females. If you can throw a football the length of the field or dunk a basketball, you will get accepted and get a scholarship without submitting SAT's or grades. "Dreamers" get a leg up for being here illegally.

    It may not be right, but it is what it is.
    Yes indeed, it is what it is.

    People planned together and worked together to achieve nefarious ends, which is pretty much what conspiracy is. Parents and children along with a facilitator worked together to achieve deception and favorable resolutions.

    Webster defines it: To plan together secretly to commit a crime or wrongful act or accomplish a legal purpose through illegal action. And 2) To act or work together.

    My only point is that humans do such things very often, meaning that conspiracy is common behavior amongst humans. That is, conspiracy is not a rare event amongst humans.

    So describing the term "conspiracy" as being most rare is not an accurate description.

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    Re: Conspiracists game the higher education system

    Quote Originally Posted by OrphanSlug View Post
    This is not a conspiracy theory, does not even belong in this section of the forums.

    The harsh truth is every society across all of history ends up developing some form of aristocracy. Be it via wealth, or government, or ideology, or some combination of all these factors to suggest one smaller group of the population is of a higher class of society than all others. And as such, there is more avenue to try to sidestep rules and law.

    All we are seeing is a manifestation of that thinking. It has happened before and it will happen again, no matter what is done suggesting aristocratic thinking can be throttled.

    As for why... in a word, ego. Human history confirmed, on repeat.
    No, it's not a conspiracy theory, it is a conspiracy fact.

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