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Not-from-the-Onion Quotation of the Day…

Posted By Don Boudreaux On November 15, 2011 @ 6:07 pm In Inequality,Not from the Onion | Comments Disabled

… is from this enlightening essay by the great Amity Shlaes [1]; the woman quoted just below is a student at Harvard University, one of several of who 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 wonder if Ms. Amanda Bradley is aware of the irony of her lament.)

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