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Ivy League Economist Interrogated For Doing Math On American Airlines Flights

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https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/rampage/wp/2016/05/07/ivy-league-economist-interrogated-for-doing-math-on-american-airlines-flight/



So it seems that Italian economists doing calculus on an airplane is enough to ground a flight for two hours. It would be funny if it wasn't so pathetic.


apologies: just noted this is an op-ed piece and not appropriate for Breaking News. Don't see a way to delete it so if one of the mods wants to delete it or move to a more appropriate forum please feel free.
 

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Welcome to the dumbing down of America... Trump style.
 

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https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/rampage/wp/2016/05/07/ivy-league-economist-interrogated-for-doing-math-on-american-airlines-flight/



So it seems that Italian economists doing calculus on an airplane is enough to ground a flight for two hours. It would be funny if it wasn't so pathetic.
His seatmate, a blond-haired, 30-something woman sporting flip-flops and a red tote bag, looked him over.....

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So a young lady, who is in a demographic that was Obama supporters, follows a policy that the Obama administration has been supporting as recently as a few months ago. Yet Trump, a new commer on the political scene who has never held office, is the one responsible for her ignorance that has been building under Obama's policy choices these last 8 years.
 

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So a young lady, who is in a demographic that was Obama supporters, follows a policy that the Obama administration has been supporting as recently as a few months ago. Yet Trump, a new commer on the political scene who has never held office, is the one responsible for her ignorance that has been building under Obama's policy choices these last 8 years.

A relevant quote from the Ivy League Economist might help to illustrate why individuals are blaming Trump and not Obama for this incident.

Rising xenophobia stoked by the presidential campaign, he suggested, may soon make things worse for people who happen to look a little other-ish.
 
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