If UD had never started this blog, she would never have come to know the Wharton School, one of America’s most curious institutions. Though Donald Trump is by far its highest-profile graduate, Wharton (as you know if you read this blog) is the dominant source for this country’s insider traders in particular and fraudsters in general.

B-School boys do dither on a regular basis about the amorality many of their schools champion – I mean, as regular as each breaking story about another Raj Rajaratnam… Some of these guys even notice that a major function of schools like Wharton is to bring conspirators together. Guys who as lads were maladjusted malefactors find at Wharton (type WHARTON in my search engine for all of my posts about the school) a warm inviting community of people just like themselves with whom to mastermind billion-dollar larcenies. When the Justice Department starts saying unkind things about one or another Wharton grad, their school buddies come out with eloquent character references.


Still, how unfair to say Donald Trump isn’t reflective! He founded a university.

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7 Responses to ““You don’t have to be a megalomaniac to prefer quantity of attention over quality of attention, as the Wharton-educated Trump would probably tell you if he were to allow himself a reflective moment.””

  1. dmf Says:

    the regulators/investigators should copy their admissions standards to develop a criminal-profile

  2. Margaret Soltan Says:

    dmf: It does sort of look as though the admissions standards are written with Rajaratnams in mind.

  3. dmf Says:

    their success-rate in this kind of prediction certainly surpasses the vast majority of social sciences…

  4. Margaret Soltan Says:

    they’ve definitely got an eye for them – but to be fair, they’re also training them in that direction

  5. dmf Says:

    like lab rats to cocaine…

  6. Mr Punch Says:

    Wharton offers the only undergraduate business program in the Ivy League, so it’s going to attract a … certain type of student.

  7. Margaret Soltan Says:

    Mr Punch: Yes. Undergrad business degrees are the subject of general ridicule and disdain, but that hasn’t stopped Wharton. I guess it’s the Donald Trump Principle: There’s never too much ridicule and disdain.

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