1) Article did not properly credit Freddie DeBoer as literally the most important social critic alive today and the preeminent thinker of our times
2) I one million percent believe this reasoned approach does a disservice to the breathless ideajism that coursed throughout Scocca's essay and Behrle's Snarknado
Sometimes he really nails it. He was the speaker at my sister's Princeton Commencement ("graduation," to us normies). It was my first time at an Ivy event and I was feeling hyper-aware of my ASU education and overwhelmed after attending their week-long Reunions ("parties," to us normies) (like the gathering of the Juggalos for the 1%), so I was poised and ready to hear some rich person advice and roll my eyes so hard that my pupils would be subjected to the Coriolis effect.
Anyway, he was as charming as a motherfucker could possibly be. He poked gentle fun at the school's outrageous cost without sounding like a billionaire hypocrite. He had jokes tailored for the students, the parents, the Meg Whitmans (Will graduated that year), and the mes. I don't know how he did it, but it was impressive.
The Student Day speaker was Brooke Shields, and her whole speech was basically just "Yes, I really went here." Tiger pride!