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Boston University’s Fake-o-Nomics Darling

Posted by M. C. on February 13, 2019

https://www.nationalreview.com/2018/07/alexandria-ocasio-cortez-economics-major-ignorant-of-basic-facts/

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It costs a pretty penny to earn a diploma in stupid.

The annual list price to attend Boston University — including tuition, fees, room, and board — currently rounds out to $70,000. To acquire a degree in economics from this tony institution of higher learning, an undergrad must complete courses in calculus, microeconomic and macroeconomic analysis, empirical economics, statistics, and assorted electives.

Four years, 52 credits and nearly $300,000 later, the school promises that BU economics majors will depart “with a firm understanding of core microeconomic and macroeconomic theory” and the “empirical skills that are essential to applying economic reasoning in our increasingly data-driven world.”

How, then, to explain the abject economic illiteracy of meteoric media darling and democratic socialist “political rock star” Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez? The 28-year-old BU alumna graduated with an economics and international relations degree in 2011. She calls herself a “nerd” and bragged about her academic credentials, tweeting earlier this month:

“How many other House Democrats have a degree in Economics like I do? Trying to find who out here is going to be in the Gini Coefficient Appreciation Squad.”

The upstart New York congressional candidate has been hailed by pundits, newspapers, and pols as “sharp,” “smart” and “extraordinary.” BU’s associate provost and dean of students Kenneth Elmore gushed that Ocasio-Cortez is “brilliant — she is boldly curious and always present. She makes me think and could always see multiple sides of any issue. . . . I can’t wait to see what happens when her time truly comes.”

But when the time came to put her BU economics education to work, Ocasio-Cortez flunked. On PBS last week, she asserted that “unemployment is low because everyone has two jobs.” Moreover, the erudite B.A. holder in economics posited, “unemployment is low because people are working 60, 70, 80 hours a week and can barely feed their kids.” Read the rest of this entry »

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AOC and the Moron Mob – by Robert Ringer

Posted by M. C. on February 4, 2019

http://robertringer.com/aoc-and-the-moron-mob/

by Robert Ringer

An acquaintance of mine recently asked me if I took media darling Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez seriously?  Without hesitation, I answered in the affirmative.  Let me explain why.

In full disclosure, I admit I have a soft spot for AOC.  She’s an adorable little girl with sparkling eyes and boundless energy.  Sure, she’s undeniably a moron, but a pleasant moron.  I can’t help it, I just like pleasant people, even if they’re a little short on intellect.

What’s most remarkable about AOC is that she does something Radical Leftists almost never do:  smile!  And not just any old smile.  Hers is the kind of smile that lights up a room and makes everyone around her feel good.

More full disclosure:  AOC reminds me of a Puerto Rican girl in New York City who I dated in my mid-twenties.  She, too, sported an infectious smile, and her enthusiasm was always in high gear.

What made her different from AOC, however, was that not only was she intelligent, she also possessed an understanding of how the real world works that belied her age.  Of course, she had the advantage of not having her thought processes stunted by a four-year misinformation campaign at a prestigious eastern university.

Not so, however, with AOC.  Sadly, she got lobotomized by Boston University’s finest anti-American, socialist professors.  By the time she graduated, she was fully prepared to take on the evils of Western civilization and play a key role in the fundamental transformation of the United States of America.

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