Mankiw and TVHE last week posted on the infantile actions by students in Mankiw's Ec 10 class to not attend his lectures in solidarity with the Occupy Wall Street movement.
This morning I picked up the final-exam scripts written by students in my ECON 203 micro class on Saturday morning. Teaching is fun, but grading is a pain, so I was rather hoping that my students had similarly decided to boycott my exam in protest against neoclassical hegemony or some such rubbish. Alas, the no-show rate was no different from usual. That is no surprise, however. Our students have already had the opportunity to indulge in a spontaneous social uprising. We got the student volunteer army; Harvard gets self-important twattery. I'm feeling quite smug at the moment!