The lengthy and depressing article from the NYT about how college degrees are now required for menial jobs includes this perfect closing quotation: “You know, if we had someone here with just a G.E.D. or something, I can see how they might feel slighted by the social atmosphere here… There really is something sort of cohesive or binding about the fact that all of us went to college.”
That’s some expensive camaraderie, and a sense of cohesion that eliminates whole classes of good people with valuable skills.
Sure, we have a classless society. In that people have no damn class.