the woman quoted just below is a student at Harvard University, one of several of whom recently walked out of Greg Mankiw’s EC10 course:
“I’m someone who lives below the poverty line, my family’s extremely poor. And having a class like this that promotes gaining at the expense of millions of people disturbs me and bothers me at my core,” freshman Amanda Bradley told National Public Radio.
There you have it, folks! In today’s America, even some poor Americans – people who admit to living “below the poverty line” – are enrolled at Harvard University.
I should add something to this though. I have a colleague who is a Fellow at Harvard. He\’s less than convinced that the place is recruiting students from the top end of the IQ spectrum these days.