Monday, August 13, 2007

Pure snobbery

While I was at the Journalism Matters summit over the weekend, DPF was attending the Centre for "Independent" Studies' Consilium forum over in Brisbane. Which led to this wonderful example of economic snobbery:

[Consilium] is generally not a cheap event to attend. I am extremely lucky to have been invited to speak as a guest. Not up to me to state what the normal attendance fee is, but let us say it is high enough to deter anyone who is not very serious about policy issues.

Because obviously only the rich (or in DPF's case, the clients of the rich) can ever be truly serious about policy issues.