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Moocs are Steerage because as the House republicans make clear, the key to immigration policy is bringing in a lot of immigrants with science and math degrees. So the new key for those in places like Mexico, Vietnam et al is to load up on Moocs to boost visa chances.
Steerage in the older derogatory sense, is probably dead given admiralty law, nowadays almost all passenger travel by ship is recreational, and there is nothing about owning a boat that doesn’t get expensive.
Contrary to historical depictions the food at the Steerage Restaurant is actually solid. Albeit the history of classy tastes has varied overtime especially in regards sea food. Going back to very early american labor law, there are some rather hilarious stories about prisoners laborers rioting because they were forced to eat the “steerage meat” i.e. Lobster.
Nowadays of course if you are stuck on a transatlantic cruise ship and eating Lobster in steerage…
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