College Know-It-Alls

There’s an old Southpark episode (Die Hippie, Die, Season 9, available on iTunes) in which hippies invade the town and only Cartman can stop them.  Cartman soberly classifies hippies into three groups: giggling stoners, drum circle hippies, and worst of the lot, college know-it-all hippies.

With the OWS protests and now the “strike” by Harvard students who walked out of a basic economics class, I keep thinking of that episode.  I can’t post the episode – it’s too rude and probably a violation of copyright.  But here’s a link to a great 5 minute interview with the Harvard economics professor who taught the class.  In it, he discusses the growing income inequality in America and the different approaches liberals and conservatives take to it.


About Mystic Cowgirl

I worked overseas in the aid game for longer than I'd like to admit and learned several important things: 1) Third World countries aren't poor because America is rich. They're impoverished due to socialist governments that provide neither rule of law nor basic infrastructures; 2) These socialist governments redistribute wealth from taxpayers to the government workers. There's no benefit to the poor or downtrodden, and certainly not to the general welfare in terms of infrastructure improvements. 3) America is moving toward the Third World model. Rule of law has been subverted because equality under the law is disappearing as special interests carve out exemptions to regulations and special favors under the law. The redistribution of wealth to government began decades ago -- total compensation for government employees now outpaces salaries in the private sector.
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