Cornell history major Tony Manfred is waging a campaign against the school's decision to allow representatives of Goldman Sachs to recruit for positions on campus in the school paper, The Cornell Daily Sun. The company is "like an impossibly large vacuum cleaner whose belly fills not with dirt and hair destined for the garbage, but dollars and cents destined for the already bulging pockets of the upper-class," the budding Matt Taibbi begins his blistering editorial, "This we can all agree on." Yet each year, the school allows these beasts to participate in career fairs, planting dreams of sugarplum jobs in the heads of impressionable college students. "It vets and interrogates, tests and examines, and eventually it leaves campus with a wish list of eager undergrads," he writes. And then it steals their souls.
A few months later, those same undergrads are paying for a few rounds of drinks at a celebratory Long Island iced tea night. And come summer, these undergrads have transformed into full-fledged Goldmanites — squeezing every drip of profit out of the rag that is America with conscious abandon — under the tragically correct assumption that the rest of us are, above all else, jealous of them.
Ultimately, they are lost to humanity.
"These people are our classmates, our sorority sisters, our best friends, but they are also bad people. To put it bluntly, they are assholes. Huge assholes. Assholes who are aware of the social and economic damage they will soon perpetuate, but don’t care.
Probably he is just jealous.
Throw Goldman Sachs Off Campus [Cornell Sun]