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It is surprising to find that so many Ivy League students, at Brown and abroad, are so fiercely liberal when their votes go to someone whose political platform is focused on debunking the legitimacy of a social class that those students aspire to reach. It seems antithetical to vote for a candidate who wants to take more and more of the money you earned after you and your parents have invested and sacrificed so much to providing you opportunities that help you earn that money. In many ways, this line of thinking seems unfair, especially when this candidate’s adminis-

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tration has proved largely incapable of justifying its tax intake by running the four biggest annual U.S. federal deficits since World War II. As exceptional students and future leaders, it seems silly that many of us so adamantly support the attack on people we are trying to personally emanate or ingratiate ourselves with. Liberal politics has become very antagonistic toward the wealthy as of late, and it should be no surprise that many young liberal voters will soon find themselves under attack as they launch themselves into their careers.

CORNELL

dartmouth

652 : 21

282 : 11

90 : 6

a graduate’s expected peak income: $241,000

a graduate’s expected peak income: $210,000

a graduate’s expected peak income: $321,000

U. PENNSYLVANIA

PRINCETON

YALE

376 : 26

277 : 4

399 : 13

a graduate’s expected peak income: $282,000

a graduate’s expected peak income: $261,000

a graduate’s expected peak income: $326,000

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The Brown Spectator Volume X Issue II  

The Brown Spectator looks into coal divestment, voting trends of ivy-league students, reviews local restaurants, and more.

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