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Friday, April 08, 2005

School Daze

Former Harvard Biz School Prof Yoshi Tsurumi has another editorial in the Harvard Crimson today re: his fond recollections of a student named GEORGE:
Thirty years ago, President Bush was my student at Harvard Business School. In my class, he called former president Franklin D. Roosevelt, Class of 1904, a “socialist” and spoke against Social Security, unemployment insurance, the Securities and Exchange Commission, and other New Deal innovations.

He refused to understand that capitalism becomes corrupt without democratic civic values and ethical restraints.
Don't think GW "refused" to understand: He couldn't understand, because the belief that "capitalism becomes corrupt without democratic civic values and ethical restraints" is a CORNERSTONE of LIBERAL thought.

And GW ain't a liberal.
In those days, Bush belonged to a minority of MBA students who were seriously disconnected from taking the moral and social responsibility for their actions. Today, he would fit in comfortably with an overwhelming majority of business students and teachers whose role models are celebrated captains of piracy.
And Gordon Gecko.
Since the 1980s, as neo-conservatives have captured the Republican Party, America’s business education has also increasingly become contaminated by the robber baron culture of the pre-Great Depression era.
Right.

This is a drag because the vast majority of Americans (who aren't robber barons) will never admit that they are RABBLE (they're just future billionaires in training). Methinks we have to start thinking like rabble again if we wanna pay less than $2 for a gallon of gas.

"Good luck!"
Meanwhile, American economics study has increasingly become a pseudoscience of mathematical formula manipulation that is devoid of humanity. This economics has conquered America’s business education and become fused with the robber baron culture of greed supremacy.
Hmm.

Let's got back to one of Tsurumi's first points - that GW called former president Franklin D. Roosevelt a “socialist.”

I can absolutely hear a young GW (in one of his rare appearances in class) saying that kinda thing.

I can also hear the young GW, Biz School 2.0, saying the following:
"My parents have a place up in Maine. I have a huge bedroom up there. I'd like to see you in it."

"Man, that's good stuff. Where'd you get it?"

"Wait. Did I sign up for that class?"

"7&7?! Heh heh. Only faggots drink 7&7's."

"Leemee 'lone. Course I can drive."

"Take that off, would 'ya?"

"Ringo, John...and the other two homos."

"Just paid a guy $200 for the mid-term. Boo-ya-ka-shah!"

"Well...Yale...ever since they started admitting girls...I mean...you know...downhill."

"C'mon. Gimme a kissssss."
Great piece in The Onion: Local Fox Affiliate Debuts Terror-Van

More later...

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