The billionaire investor Bill Ackman has been on a tear on Twitter/X lately, calling for the removal of the elite university presidents who were grilled before congress about antisemitism on their campuses while veering into broader critiques of “the D.E.I. movement” and admissions processes. However, close observers know that Ackman has been playing this tune for a long time. In today’s issue, a few illuminating excerpts from his ’88 undergraduate thesis at Harvard and some thoughts on the efficacy of his pressure campaign.
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Wall Street’s most voluble hedge fund macher is very publicly denouncing university presidents for their inability to police (and outright condemn) antisemitism on their campuses, while also supporting and investing in Elon Musk’s media company. Is this a contradiction, or just Ackman’s unique logic?
Unless you’ve been living under a rock, you’ve likely noticed that billionaire hedge fund manager Bill Ackman has been on some sort of jihad against the three women who run (or ran) Harvard, his alma mater, M.I.T., and UPenn. His Twitter/X feed lately has been a nearly endless diatribe against what he perceives as the antisemitism and wokism that has invaded...
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