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Karl Marx is the Most Assigned Economist at U.S. Colleges

It’s no secret that American college campuses are full of baby boomer Vietnam War protesters who have turned college students into safe space cry babies. It only makes sense that the most beloved economist on campus is the inventor of Marxism.  Want to know why there are so many Bernie Sanders supporters at American colleges? Here you go…  Red Alert Politics reports:

Everyone knows that the foundation of a good education is reading, writing, arithmetic — and communism?  Market Watch reported that Karl Marx is the most assigned economist in U.S. college courses, and his premiere work The Communist Manifesto ranks among the top three most frequently assigned texts.   This data comes from the Open Syllabus project which tracked the books and other works assigned to American college students in more than a million classrooms.   Each author and work received a teaching score from 0 to 100 based upon how often they were assigned.  Left-wing and Keynesian economists received much higher schools than those that taught a more conservative or libertarian school of thought. [1] [2]

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Marx had a score of 99.7, Paul Krugman scored 89.4, Gregory N. Mankiw scored 87.5, Joseph Stiglitz scored 83.9, Thomas Friedman scored 77.8, and John Maynard Keynes scored 41.9.  Right-wing theorists had lower teaching scores: Adam Smith scored 95.5, Milton Friedman scored 65.7, Henry Hazlitt scored 13.9,  Ludwig von Mises scored 10.7, and Murray Rothbard scored 3.8. [2]  This depressing bit of information comes courtesy of Open Syllabus, a project that tracks books and assignments in over one million course syllabi. The project uses an algorithm to mine data from public sites and analyzes what it finds. [4] The database is assembled using computer algorithms that scrape the data from publicly available sites. [3] In addition, while the database has analyzed more than 1 million syllabi, the group estimates that there are more than 80 million that could be reviewed. The data include syllabi from all levels, ranging from community colleges to Ivy League schools, Karaganis said. [3] The only books assigned more frequently than “The Communist Manifesto” were “The Elements of Style,” the writing guide by William Strunk, popularized by E.B. White, and “The Republic,” by Plato. [3]

There aren’t enough communist thinkers coming out of academia so we need to add more? Really? It’s no wonder that college students are attracted to Bernie Sanders’ tax and spend policies — that’s all they’re taught. [1]

[1] John Binder, REPORT: Karl Marx the Most Assigned Economist AT AMERICAN COLLEGES, Progressives Today, January 29, 2016
[2] Ryan Girdusky, Data: Karl Marx is the most assigned economist at U.S. Colleges, Red Alert Politics, January 28, 2016
[3] Tom Bemis, Karl Marx is the most assigned economist in U.S. college classes, Market Watch, Jan 31, 2016 10:03 a.m. ET


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