I think most people believed that there is an embedded nepotism at the ivy schools, although not outright bribery.
Where are the gentleman / ladies of yesterday? Was that a mythology we mere peasants want to believe, a metaphorical baton passed that “our betters” know the difference between right and wrong? Or has the spirit of racketeering infected the majority, who don’t feel valued unless counted as the top banana? And I do hope the bribery is treated as racketeering in the legal system.
Re-watch the Quiz Show – you can see a value shift from Mark to Charles Van Doren.