Michael Lewis: Princeton Brews Trouble for Us 1 Percenters

December 28th, 2011

Bloomberg View
By Michael Lewis
Dec. 28, 2011

To: The Upper Ones, From: The Strategy Committee, Re: The Alarming Behavior of College Students

The committee has been reconvened in haste to respond to a disturbing new trend: the uprisings by students on elite college campuses.

Across the Ivy League the young people whom our Wall Street division once subjugated with ease are becoming troublesome. Our good friends at Goldman Sachs, to cite one example, have been forced to cancel their recruiting trips to Harvard and Brown. At Princeton, 30 students masquerading as job applicants entered a pair of Wall Street informational sessions, asked many obnoxious questions (“How do I get a job lobbying the U.S. government to protect Wall Street interests?”), rose and chanted a list of charges at bankers from JPMorgan and Goldman Sachs, and, finally, posted videos of their outrageous behavior on YouTube.

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