Boston University Graduate Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez Explains “Economics”…

According to DNC Chairman Tom Perez, Ms. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez is “the future of the Democrat party.”  Ms. Ocasio-Cortez has a bachelors degree in “economics” and “international relations” from Boston University.

Born in 1989, Ms. Ocasio-Cortez is a millennial and a self-described democrat socialist.  In this interview segment she discusses a millennials’ view of economics:

On the dynamic current economy, 3.8% unemployment and capitalism providing expanded economic opportunity:

“unemployment is low because everyone has two jobs.”  “Unemployment is low because everyone is working 60, 70, 80, hours a week and can barely feed their kids”… “capitalism has not always existed in this world, and it will not always exist in this world.”

…Some people… and such, have jobs… it’s hyper-capitalism, that’s unemployment. Because it’s all like, you know, so unfair and stuff!

This is a millennial with a four-year degree in economics and international relations from Boston University; who won a primary race for congress and could very likely be heading to Washington DC as a political representative of New York.

Let that sink in.

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609 Responses to Boston University Graduate Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez Explains “Economics”…

  1. DanO64 says:

    Margret, hands-up don’t shoot, Hoover is actually the grand-daughter of Herbert Hoover. She is about as much a conservative as Anna Navarro. Watch her head shake in agreement with the other idyit. Just say N.

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    • Lou Foxwell says:

      Cute and ditzy, certainly is the evolved future of the democrat party.

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      • Phillie_fan62 says:

        Idiocracy on full display! She has a degree in economics? And international relations? Yes can’t answer a simple question with any intelligence and “stuff” Wow, just WOW!

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        • Deadbeat says:

          It is part of the indoctrination you pay for to go to college these days and that is what they want to make “free”. I’m not surprised. Years ago when I went to college I learned in my economics class the “glories” of Keynesian economics and not knowing that I was being indoctrinated. It wasn’t until many years later when I finally learned about money that I realized I has been brainwashed.

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        • Rachel Guess says:

          Yeah that’s really appalling. I have a four year degree in a different field of study and understand both the economy and politics at a much higher level than she does, including (from her statement made on the ‘Israeli occupation of Palestine’) international affairs.

          Of course when I received my degree it was actually EARNED by focusing on fields of higher study, not handed to you as an ‘everyone’s a winner’ prize in a bubble gum wrapper.

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      • vincentcuomo says:

        She is not some poor slob; she went to school in a good district in Westchester and she attended a PRIVATE college so she has benefited immensely from Capitalism. despite her supposed superior intellect, she can not answer what exactly Democratic Socialism is and how it will help our country; Did she ever read the Wealth of Nations or any books by Paul Samuelson Sr or Milton Friedman regarding Economics? Did she ever see how people lived under communists Russia and China especially during their five year plans? Judging by her comments, she probably has not as they do not fit in her world view Finally, why didn’t Hoover challenge her when she made the glib statement that everybody is working two jobs; it would have been nice if she asked her to back up that answer with some sort of statistic.

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        • bobdog says:

          She could start her reading with Samuelson’s Principles of Economics, just off the top of my head.

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        • Sherree Hobbs-Ingle says:

          Finally someone other than me acknowledges the genius of Milton Friedman. He made a complete fool out of John Kenneth Galbraith.
          By the way, as a farm economist I can easily prove it is farmers that subsidize the government, not the other way around.
          FLOYD INGLE

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    • yy4u says:

      I wondered who the blonde ditz is. It was hard to tell which of the two was dumbest. I think Ocasio won but it was a photo finish. Thanks for the laugh, Sundance.

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    • thewalrus101 says:

      Hoover is married to CNN anti-Trumper John Avlon. BTW, ever notice how so many DC married couples use different names? Rod Rosenstein-Lisa Barsoomian, Peter Strzok-Melissa Hodgman, Susan Rice-Ian Cameron, etc….

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  2. youme says:

    Boston University
    Billed Expenses for the 2018/2019 Academic Year
    Tuition and Fees $53,948
    Room and Meals $15,720
    Total Billed Expenses $69,668

    http://www.bu.edu/tuition/

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    • youme says:

      Barn rental for your polo ponies $1,500/month

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    • sDee says:

      The great American Liberal : talk as a Socialist, live as an Elitist.

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    • Does she have a huge student loan to pay off or did someone else pay for her education. It may be that she is being groomed for future greatness ala the big O. If she got a full scholarship than the schools are in worse shape than we thought.

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      • NvMtnOldMan says:

        Lin- Whomever paid for her schooling should be more careful with their money, Also, I would love to have the food concession there. $15K for 9 months? That is over $60 a day.

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        • Kevlar Kid says:

          Marriot Corp has a huge contract with many colleges/universities. A slurry of subsidy from student loans by the government (5K per year per recipient?). BIG BINNESS! Much waste too. You should see how much slop goes in the garbage. The dining halls are like food courts. Logistically wasteful. Bring back the days of rainbow beef and yellow gravy on mashed taterz. Higher education has become a resort busines to attract “consumers.” Turn it back into a gulag. 4 years and done or you’re gone. Average is 7 years now? If i ruled the world.

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        • GweninKC says:

          Whomever paid for her schooling should demand their money back…

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      • evermench says:

        She’s about 50 points below Obama’s IQ. I can’t stand him but he’s much smarter than this moron. He would never show his hand like this.

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        • Annie Ok says:

          Oh, I don’t know about that. Did you ever see the clips of Obama when his teleprompter broke? He couldn’t put one sentence together. But I agree, she’s slightly stupider since she’s saying what she (and Obama) really think. But then… she knows she’s in friendly territory and is protected by those with the Trump Derangement Syndrome… The left everywhere is showing its hand. I live with fear and trembling between now and November…

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        • Annie Ok says:


          That could make someone doubt Obama’s IQ…

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        • yy4u says:

          Well, take age into account. We don’t know what pothead O would have said had he been interviewed at age 29. That said, almost everyone has an IQ 50 points higher than this ditz. Except maybe Ms Hoover.

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    • lee faust says:

      Certainly the BU economics department has to be very embarrassed that a graduate doesn’t understand how the unemployment rate is calculate on the most basic level. Maybe she was only in the “studies” program, i.e. easy A and minimal prep.

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    • Susan Bolle says:

      Politics is certainly a good way to pay off debts and get rich too.

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  3. sDee says:

    Capitalism has been deemed a dirty word in government schools and in universities for decades.

    The availability of capital to all was a pillar of America’s strength since our founding. The Founders knew a Central Bank would eventually strangle it.

    The globalists’ control and redirection of capital has played a large part to our overall decline and especially targeted working wage earning families. So, the problems Cortez attributes to capitalism are, actually, the intended result of sabotaging it.

    In 2010 and 2016 we, the people, sifted out liberty, nationalism and capitalism as the Republican Party’s greatest common denominator.

    I see Cortez as a good sign that 2018 and 2020 will sift out dependency, statism and Marxism as the lowest common denominator of the Democrat Party.

    It is the next great battle we must have. We have a great leader. Liberty will win. But it will be painful. America is divided.

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    • mutantbeast says:

      in 1836, president Andrew Jackson purposely with drew the US treasury and moved it into seven state banks, which the shocked media at the time derisively referred to as “pet banks”. He did this for ONE purpose-to STOP a scheme to set up a Central Reserve banking system, which Jackson vehemently opposed. Jacksons efforts were so successfull that in 1874 Lincoln established the US mint in 5 different locations around the US in the same manner than Jackson had done with the Treasury earlier. If you want to guess why Jackson is largely despsied by many in academia and media today, thats likely why.

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    • mutantbeast says:

      the US had unopposed communist infiltration of our institutions(Law academia media and politicians) for 5 decades starting after WW2. unti Rush became established in the early 90s, and even then he was maybe reaching a quarter of the audience the meida proapgandists were. It was 2009 before sites like this, Breitbart GWP started to make progress against the media commies, which goes on to this very day. To me, the biggest service DJT has done for America is he simply has expsoed just HOW FAKE the media and other institutions really are.

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      • yy4u says:

        Everyone on this board should read Whitaker Chambers’s “Witness” to see how the commies wormed their way into the US Government in the 40’s and early 50’s. Wonder why the press coup took out Nixon? Nixon was the one House member who listened to Chambers and probably the reason Alger Hiss got nailed — not for being a Red but for lying.

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        • Otto Matsch says:

          Hiss could not be prosecuted for espionage because the statute of limitations had run. So he was prosecuted for perjury, which is deliberately lying while under oath. His lie was that he had not committed espionage. The left hated Nixon even before he helped nail Hiss. They hated him because the first time he ran for Congress he beat the incumbent, Helen Douglas, by truthfully exposing her as a communist.

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    • Mickjt says:

      The utopia she speaks of does NOT exist. In the past, prior to America, everyone was a slave to either a king, dictator or other power…get a clue, SoCiAlisM (note caps) only works as long as Capitalism provides the money. Left on it’s own SoCiAlisM always fails but indoctrinated morons like this woman keep spouting the BS Line.

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      • yy4u says:

        Socialism was called Feudalism in the middle ages. King (State) owns everything. Nobles (government bureaucrats, elected officials) rule in the name of the king (state). There are guilds of tradesmen (business,upper 1%) who live a better life than the serfs (everyone else) but have no power and can be destroyed at any time. The Industrial Revolution upended the feudal system, but it recurred around 1917 and has been on the march ever since.

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  4. snellvillebob says:

    Capitalism and Communism has always been with the human race and is part of our nature. The hunter would eat his fill and let the rest eat what he didn’t. The non-hunters thought this unfair and demanded equal shares of the meat. However when it came to the berries they picked, lots of them never made it back to the cave since they did not require cooking.
    Whenever I hear people hollering for equal shares, I know they are trying to get a lot more than just their share.
    Remember when Napoleon sent Squealer out to convince everyone that it was the duty for the pigs to get all the milk and apples since some of them actually disliked milk and apples but forced themselves to consume them anyway?
    Animal Farm, read it as an adult.

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    • Orville R. Bacher says:

      Marx, “From each according to his ability, to each according to his needs.” While Engels paid all of Marx’s bills living in London.
      How about, “Want your Fair Share? Then Produce Your Fair Share.”

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      • mutantbeast says:

        Marx himself was a shinign example of the failures of communism. Inherited a small fortune and squanderd it, had 4 out of wedlock children he never raised, and had to live off one of Yourups wealthiest citizens who loved capitalism as long as only he could practice it.

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    • mutantbeast says:

      Read it as a teen ager many years ago. Read Atlass Shrugged shortly thereafter. Animal Farm was a perfect example of why and how communism was and will ALWAYS fail. You know that “Animal Farm” was banned in Red China until 1998, and in Cuba until 2000? 3 guesses why.

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  5. TwoLaine says:

    Poor Brian K at FNC thinks she is talented and feels sorry for her because he says everyone is vilifying her.

    She’s running for a publicly funded job in Congress. Maybe she should have tho’t about it before she opened her mouth. And they used to say blondes were ditzes. Not anymore. She is just dangerous with her total lack of substance.

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    • LEET says:

      TwoLaine: I heard the same bull excrement from Laura Ingraham on her Fox show last night (not a regular watcher, caught the show while channel surfing). Laura said, “I think she is a really attractive candidate, she is young, motivated and wants to “help””, Laura is quick to add “even though I disagree with everything she says”, huh? I guess it was one of the required talking points for the talking heads on Fox.

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    • Two- the latest phony tempest in a teapot that was caused by our greatest President Trump has just shown us that roughly 95% of the media is violently anti- Trump. And that includes DRUDGE and most of FOX.

      I am a long time reader of Drudge and up till about a year ago (I think that’s when it started) I always found him a good source of links to articles from around the globe that were at least fairly objective if not, right leaning.

      No more. It seems that even Drudge has sold out, not sure to whom, but he now blares out the same Left wing/ Dem/ Fascist/Commie headlines as all the other left side Loony Tunes.

      Bottom line- I am thoroughly FED UP with the media and their Soros funded allies and will do whatever I can not to support them in any way. Thank God for Sundance and the Tree House!

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      • TwoLaine says:

        Never paid any attention to Drudge, ever.

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      • mutantbeast says:

        Drudge has become a tool of the Washington Commie post and Bezos the assclown. His links now are largely what the CommiePost provides him, its not like when he started with Andrew Breitbart in the 90s and theyd get people whod walk up to them at parties and tell them things theyd eventually print(exactly how Drudge got the lewinsky story, whom a POd staffer at NBC told him Lisa Myers at NBC and Mikhail Is a Cough at Newsweek were covering up).

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  6. gman says:

    How would this pampered princess know anything about jobs?

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  7. Popoy says:

    I think this brilliant woman has a masters degree in socialism.

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  8. Ken says:

    I strike it as funny that this socialist nutjob was born the same year when I went on my first Western Pacific Naval deployment. That was a great experience both militarily and culturally. It also strikes me as pathetic that we have people like this fool in our country who actually believe what they believe. They believe that people are entitled to all the fruits of someone else’s labor. Unless that is so they think it is unfair “and stuff.” Thanks New York for fostering this hyphenated named doofus on us. Hopefully she won’t get to set foot in our nation’s Capitol because we already have enough Demo-tards like Pelosi, Waters and Schumer fouling up the place.

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    • mickjt says:

      People like her spout the dogma so they can convince the lazy idiots to vote for them…and they they are given free stuff. More free stuff WE PAY FOR buys their votes…and the lazy circle continues. IF WE DO NOT stop these idiots in their tracks we are totally screwed as a country!

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  9. ilcon says:

    Anyone believe she earned her degree. Gimme da money, I give you degree. It speaks at an eighth grade level.

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  10. At about 1:00 in the video she says something that needs noticing: She indicated that her generation went through 911, the financial crisis, and never really saw a prosperous America- while seeing our middle class beat down and the connected liberals getting filthy rich. (my words not her verbatim quote)

    Thank you Bush 41, Clinton, Bush 43, Obozo and all the other bit actors in the One World scam.

    I am persuaded that a key ingredient in Commie-izing youth is denying them an opportunity to succeed and earn their dreams.

    Manipulating people this way is on purpose. It is the sport of Kings to tamper with social order. Just as the Central Bank decimated Japan’s large and healthy middle class in the 40s it is succeeding in radically re-ordering American culture and expectations as well. https://mises.org/library/rise-and-fall-japanese-miracle

    Thank God for second chances! I maintain that Donald Trump’s hard-won Presidency is God’s gift to the USA. We have one (last?) shot at getting our Sovereign act together. Our kids need a fair chance at bat, and as many trips back to the batters box as it takes to make their dreams come true- this can only happen in a country that enables the INDIVIDUAL to prosper by utilizing the 3 pillars of wealth creation: Industry, Frugality, Charity.

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    • massive- EXCELLENT.

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    • mickjt says:

      Agree Massive, the success formula for Leftists is their boot on our necks!

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    • yy4u says:

      Massive, during Trump’s campaign I made the observation which I still think is valid that our young people did not know that Socialism does not work but they DO KNOW that what we’ve been doing DOES NOT. I figured that out when I asked my granddaughter (b 1988) who she preferred in the primaries. She was for either Bernie or Trump. She did not want ANY of the others on EITHER side. I also was struck the night of the NH primary that Bernie and Trump had similar speeches about who has been screwed — they just differed on what to do about it. This young lady is as dumb as a dishrag, but she tapped into the same thing then candidate Trump and Bernie Sanders were articulating — that the Bushes, Clinton and yes, Obama, ran this economy into the ground while running it for the 1% who were funding them and making them rich.

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  11. allhail2 says:

    This is typical millinenial bs. This is the group where “everybody is a winner” and got a trophy. So naturally, they don’t understand what actually having to WORK for success means. This is why her and her friend’s economic world is only working high turnover service jobs. No work ethic, pissy attitutude, don’t feel like going in today and this group gets fired repeatedly, but they don’t care. They just move to the next bar etc where someone equally stupid was just fired for the same reason. Revolving door of retards.

    She needs to be pressed about the two jobs situation from the standpoint of Ocare costs forced small business to cut employee’s hours to part time so they would not gave to pay exorbitant health care costs for their full timers.

    “Health care for all” is so good that it gave everybody two jobs!!!!
    Hurray!!!!!!!!!! /s

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    • Robert says:

      So very true. I was a victim of hours being cut so the company could shift health care costs onto the government. No mention of that in the “interview.” Good of you to point that out!

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    • Chewbarkah says:

      “This is the group where ‘everybody is a winner’ and got a trophy.”

      Which is the training wheels version of “From each according to their ability, to each according to their needs”. Millennials were not born communists; they were made.

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  12. Frank says:

    Because facts can be useful, I poked around a bit to find that in 2015, roughly 4.3% of the workforce held two jobs … This seemed to be the last year for which numbers were readily available. And the 4.3% was quoted at multiple sites, including the Boston Globe.

    What in heavens name … Dumb = Oscario-Cortez and Dumber = Boston University 😉

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  13. txfella says:

    She like many “(leftist) economic experts” have no real grasp of the fundamentals of economics. Of course she wouldn’t be a social democrat if she did. She should demand a refund.

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  14. unconqueredone says:

    “Ocasio-Cortez is “the future of the Democrat party.””.
    She is also a proper representative of the past Democratic party. I bought an old house previously owned by a 1960’s union big-wig. The union literature left in the attic from that era was remarkably similar to today’s Democratic thinking (i.e. “The case for economic justice” and so on). The words and their presentation have somewhat changed, but the goals are the same over 50 years later: Use some form of force to take what you want from others.

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  15. bjmatl says:

    “…it’s all like, you know, so unfair and stuff!”
    ROTFLOL

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  16. MattyIce says:

    “Unemployment is low because everyone has two jobs”?!?!? WTF???

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    • squid2112 says:

      Exactly the first thing that I thought. How would everyone having 2 jobs decrease unemployment? .. if anything, it would increase unemployment as 1 person just consumed 2 jobs leaving someone jobless.

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      • Otto Matsch says:

        The dept of red tape that issues the unemployment rate has about 6 ways to measure it. The one most media outlets use is currently about 3.8%. I think it is called the U6 figure. The number of jobs held by one person has no effect on the unemployment rate because the number of jobs is irrelevant. It is irrelevant because the numerator is the sum of the number of people working plus the number of people looking for work, and the denominator is the number of people who are able to work. So if a person has 2 jobs the person who is left jobless, as you phrased it, is still looking for work, thus the numerator stays the same. You are also assuming the number of jobs is fixed. It is not. When the supply of labor goes up the demand for labor should also go up because of downward pressure on wages. Increased demand for labor results in an increase in the number of jobs. Basic supply-demand theory.

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  17. Jeff P. says:

    If She is the Future of the DNC Republicans will be in Power for the rest of the time we have left on Earth!!!
    MAGA KAG America First!!

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  18. Stab, the unstoppable hero says:

    Alexandria is fine tuning her talking points on these niche political chit-chat shows. She could be hitting the late-night talk show circuit in early fall. Maybe sooner.
    Heck, any DECENT advisor would be negotiating a book deal for her RIGHT NOW. It could be on sale by mid-October. Just print up her speeches, some glam photos & a blu-ray tucked behind the front cover showing her TV appearances.
    $29.95. The stupids will be lining up with their credit cards ready.

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  19. RICHARD CANARY says:

    Not the first or the last time that a curvy student bent the grading curve and ended up with far more credentials than she can ever comprehend. Let’s hope she gets enough exposure on TV to take over for Stormy when she burns out.

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  20. bkrg2 says:

    This is a solid gold gift.
    She is the idiot that keeps on giving. Will be plenty of great sound bites to help the WalkAway movement

    Plus her facial expressions make her look insane.

    Im beginning to wonder if she is a mole planted by Trump as a 128-D chess move. I find it so hard to believe there is a majority of voters that put her on the election. Some New York people must really love the stupidity

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    • mutantbeast says:

      the guy she beat is an idiot also. Beleive me, NY has more than its share of dumb voters who seem to beleive its some one elses business to take care of them.

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  21. Max Tadpol says:

    There is so much wrong with this interview. She is so wrong on so many levels.
    Is this what the oppo has devolved into?

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  22. NannyG says:

    Tytler once wrote (paraphrase) that, when the majority of the voting populace realize all they have to do is elect the right people and they can gain largess from the gov’t coffers, democracy dies by morphing quickly into dictatorship.
    Alex must have thought we were at that point so she hurried to seem to be leading that parade.
    She’d love to be one of our 1st dictators, but I doubt she’ll even get elected.
    Identity politics has been cannibalizing Dems to the point where “Walk Away” is a real thing.
    Dems are already turning on her.

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    • mutantbeast says:

      that was a safe D seat prior to her winning the primary. Even Real Clear Politics is now calling the seat a too up, something that hasnt happened in that district ever. thats been a DImwit seat since the 1950s.

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  23. Anonymous says:

    Proof a college degree is totally debased nowadays.

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  24. solomonpal says:

    I can’t listen to this Aztec idiot anymore.

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  25. mutantbeast says:

    Her “experience” in “international relations” is probably the same as Monica Lewinskys with Bubba. She looks like a cross between Lisa Page and Huma Abedim.

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  26. Edith Wenzel says:

    Doesn’t speak volumes for the credibility of Programs offered through Boston University. Or, did
    she fake that too?

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  27. Curt says:

    Ms. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez comes across as unsure, uninformed and dare I say ignorant with her answer about Capitalism. Unbelievable, the this clueless woman has degree from Boston University in ECONOMICS. She’ll make a wonderful Democrat. Her constituents are in the same boat and will believe ANYTHING she says……… its pathetic!

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  28. kea says:

    Suspicious cat seems to be very, very confused. Rightfully so.

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  29. WSB says:

    July 18, 2018

    Robert A. Brown, president@bu.edu:

    The Embarrassment of Ocasio-Cortez and the Crime of the BU Economics Department

    Dear Mr. Brown,

    I was compelled to write to you after literally laughing out loud at three different articles I read yesterday about Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez. I encourage you to review these interview links:

    https://theconservativetreehouse.com/2018/07/17/boston-university-graduate-alexandria-ocasio-cortez-explains-economics/

    http://insider.foxnews.com/2018/07/18/alexandria-ocasio-cortez-unemployment-low-because-people-have-2-jobs?nmsrc=email&pos=1&utm_source=newsletter&utm_campaign=scoop&utm_medium=email

    http://thehill.com/homenews/house/397333-ocasio-cortez-draws-ire-from-democrats-meteors-fizz-out

    Is this the level of education your university is offering for $70,000 per year? Is Ocasio-Cortez the typical graduate who is afforded a degree? If so, many may believe that Boston University is actually criminally abusing its students in order to undermine the United States of America. Anyone who has been out in the world for 15 to 50 years can plainly see what a laughable embarrassment Ms. Ocasio-Cortez is for your institution. Her degree means absolutely nothing.

    Sincerely.

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  30. 1LanternInTheWindow says:

    Ms Cortez should consider moving to Mexico. The voters just elected a brand spanking new socialist President. No need for her to fight anything, she will fit right in the square peg hole. Social programs galore and more drugs than you can swallow. Why fight Life,Liberty and the pursuit of happiness when a short “ICE” bus ride will take you too Utopia! To be brief, Leave our country the hell alone.

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    • Otto Matsch says:

      What makes you think she speaks Spanish well enough to live in Mexico? Or that she would give up her cushy life in NY to live in a much less glamorous environment?

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  31. American says:

    So Puerto Rican generational welfare recipients in the Bronx sent little Miss Marxist to the House. It’s obvious her constituency’s economic beliefs have failed their island (e.g. Puerto Rico) and failed to work here in the U.S. as they almost all live on welfare/social services. Now she wants to expand this Venezuelan economic further.

    NO WAY! Take your constituency and return to your failed island and play leftard games there. We are making America great again doing the opposite of everything you believe in and espouse little Miss Marxist. We’re WINNING and we’re NOT going to let you turn us into losers with your ignorant deceived Marxist bullshit.

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  32. Big Jake says:

    She has a degree in economics?? Wut?

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  33. Russ says:

    I wonder if Cortez had even considered the burden she placed on her co-workers when she pilfered the till at the bar. Now we know why even her co-workers probably had to get a second job just to make ends meet. Cortez will simply make her character failures large scale when/if she gets to DC.

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  34. Matthew Hashman says:

    Some highlights: those who create value don’t see value. So the business owner who creates a business doesn’t reap the rewards of their hard work. Capitalism wont be around for ever. Well I hope not. People who work overtime can’t feed their kids. America doesn’t have a malnutrition problem. I hope she is the future of the democratic-socialist party.

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  35. Scott says:

    “I mean, like, we’re marching towards progress.”

    Wow. I’m relieved to find out the Democratic Socialist Society has about 0.01% of our population.

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  36. I saw this today and think the Treepers will enjoy. An essay about talking about capitalism & socialism with current 1st world individuals at a buffet restaurant. https://mises.org/library/everything-you-love-you-owe-capitalism

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  37. lollabells says:

    If Joe Crowley would have debated her SHE WOULD NEVER HAVE WON. This is the epitome of OH WOW WTH did I just do by voting her over Crowley!!!! She has ZERO IDEA what she is talking about.. NONE! The more I hear her the more I have convinced.

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  38. Ed says:

    Ms. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez in 40 years -“I wish I knew then what I know now”.

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  39. Charles Tate says:

    This is fascinating, not in that little girls who have no experience have no grasp of economics, law, politics, or morality; but that they can blithely utter such a distorted statement. So called capitalism is not an “ism,” but reflects what occurs everywhere that two or more persons have something they wish to trade. Currency itself is called “capital” because it is a repository of value designed for trade. In free trade, the traders set the terms, rather than the mafia, or its counterpart, the government. In the deepest prison, and especially in socialism, people trade with one another in a system resembling “capitalism.” Instead of the inanimate commodities that are the usual subject of capitalistic trade however, human life and human dignity are the central commodities in corrupt systems like socialism.

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  40. Newhere says:

    Let me play devil’s advocate and suggest there’s no reason to mock, dismiss, or hold contempt for this newcomer. I can get at this from a few angles that might seem disjointed but I’ll lead with this: sometimes the enemy of your enemy is your friend.

    It doesn’t serve a productive cause to automatically dismiss anyone who situates him or herself on the left. To bat them away and seek their defeat because what comes out of there mouth sounds dumb or misguided. Dumb or misguided is not the threat of the hour. What is more harmful in our current moment of history, the establishment that seeks always to consolidate and expand its own power at the expense of the many, or a newcomer/outsider who slays the establishment on behalf of the many, but saying things you don’t like and prescribing solutions you don’t agree with? I suggest the former is more dangerous, and that it is monumentally helpful to identify the courage and thread of truth in those who take on the powerful, even if they do so from an orientation you don’t agree with — and it is monumentally UNhelpful to extend credit only to those who parrot and reflect your views.

    You have to think hard about the enemy lines, and this is key — decide if you want to win, or decide if you want to lose in a fit of self-righteousness. The former takes a unique sort of courage and perspective.

    The elite and powerful, who are on course to destroy civilization, versus anyone among the outside who manages to storm the gate. That is the battle line of our time.

    Here’s another angle. Capitalism vs. Socialism is a dated, infuriating distraction. If this Grand Distinction ever was a meaningful way to divide up collective values and goals, it isn’t any longer. Those “isms” have ossified into pure identity markers, evoking reactionary emotions and very little thought. I challenge even the thoughtful readers at CTH as to whether they’ve actually read a robust canon of the history of western philosophy, economics — and I’m not talking about glossy summaries or modern prophets like Friedman or Hayek, I’m talking all the way back and including Marx in full context. Point being, we’re all dumb when we try to take umbrage over these words as contemporary identity markers — and we keep well-meaning of different stripes marginalized by exalting these labels to the status of prophecy vs. heresy. The functional purpose of carving “right” and “left” into “capitalists” and “socialists” is to obscure common cause and keep similarly-disposed citizens divided.

    Oscario-Cortez sounds lame and immature and inexperienced. She sounds overly-impressed with herself and teetering on cult-of-personality. So are a lot of green politicians on the right — or any outsiders who just haven’t figured out how to comport themselves in the limelight. Isn’t it a bit hypocritical to don the robe of the smug and elite by smiting her as “uneducated”? We should all hope she finds grounding, and that having taken on the machine, she does some good. At base she’s a populist. We should listen to the problems and issues she channels and diagnoses, resist the temptation to rise up at every word uttered that so utterly offends. Half of what we say is meaningless. Listen for intent. Listen for common cause. If the rebels can’t find solidarity among themselves, they remain forever divided and any one or another might have his day, but the establishment will always wins.

    If even my writing this brings a swell of contempt or desire to set me straight — stop, just for a moment. Just pause. I am on your side. I’m only here because I’ve pushed myself in this very same way I’m talking about here. This isn’t about Oscario-Cortez. I’m not meaning to defend or make the case for any particular thing she’s said or view she holds. I’m trying to point out an underlying intention and call to action that’s taking on (or attempting to take on) the same malignant rot that preoccupies us here.

    It’s about all of us deciding that winning this fight is more important than our specific grievances, certainties or need for vindication. It’s about holding righteousness so deeply that it doesn’t have to constantly prove itself. Being Right is different than being right — and truly intending to win requires a different fortitude than policing the gates of righteousness. I’m not trying to challenge anyone’s views or beliefs. I’m making a plea for solidarity, a suggestion that those here seek truth and have courage, and *my* hope is that that same spirit can spur a wider circle of identification and purpose. One that can find a spark of commonality even with someone hopelessly foolish who manages to take on the machine — soften just enough to root and pray for her genuine success and wisdom. Pray for her to succeed, so that one day those among the many who rise up and steel power from the corrupt have the luxury to hash out mere policy differences. If you’ve read this far, thanks.

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  41. Henry says:

    “I’m TWENNY-NINE, and I’ve never seen a good economy!”

    Girl, you’ve lived nearly your entire brief life under the rule of the Clinton-Bush crime families, who, along with our Flexible-In-Chief, were deep-state socialist puppets all.

    Under an out-of-the-closet socialist government, that’s the sort of thing uyou can expet for the rest of your life as well. Just ask any of the Whoever Castros or the Kim-blank-blanks.

    Now, lemme school you about Ronald Reagan…

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  42. Jay says:

    She is such a weirdo! Nobody who matters takes this clown seriously.

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