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Harvard Students Walk Out Of Economics Class In Support Of Occupy Wall Street (with video)

November 10, 2011 Leave a comment Go to comments

About 70 privileged Harvard students tried their best to stick it to the man by walking out of Economics 10 professor Gregory Mankiw’s lecture several days ago.  They are protesting things like high student debt (since they, after all, had absolutely no choice in paying $60,000 a year to attend Harvard) and the teachings of Mankiw who served as the chairman of the Council of Economic Advisers under President George W. Bush and is now an advisor on the Mitt Romney campaign.

From the Harvard Crimson…

The diatribe at the end was a little cultish and unnecessary.  I don’t know if the message they sent was as powerful as they claimed it to be but if the message was “look at the stupid things I’ll do to get attention” it came through loud and clear to me!

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  1. November 10, 2011 at 1:03 pm

    I guess I see their point. And as to their not needing to pay $60K – I went to a similarly wealthy and similarly priced school, but my school, like Harvard, does not give out any loans. I paid about $1K/year to attend a $60K/year school and graduated debt-free. Many Harvard students will do the same.

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