April 19, 2013
ANOTHER DUMB CAMPUS MOVEMENT: Divesting From Fossil Fuels. Sure. Colleges are swimming in money. Who cares how their endowments perform?
It’s almost like there’s a steady stream of these things, ginned up mostly to ensure that there’s something for lefty activists on campus to coalesce around. From the comments: “Oh goodness. Harvard students protesting. I’m all for not investing in Darfur. That’s a no-brainer. But nobody (except these students, perhaps) needs a reminder that university endowments took a huge hit, and Harvard was among those worst affected.”