19 Year Old Double Major in Middle Eastern Studies & Economics Has Unsolicited Opinion on Everything
Washington, D.C.: From US tax policy to addressing tensions between Shiite and Sunni Muslims in Iran to solving unemployment in Europe to dissecting the political history of Chechnya, 19 year old college student Jason Wright feels entirely comfortable aggressively sharing his nascent unoriginal views on modern politics with anyone.
"I mean, I took some really intense classes last semester," explained Wright, a double major in Middle Eastern Studies and Economics with a focus on information technology, "I read quite a few books - well, I mean, lots of photocopied chapters out of books and magazine articles - that really explained everything, you know? Before I didn't know about like, the impact of taxes on productivity or the beef between the US and Iran but now I get it. Yeah, I get most of it. The solutions are pretty simple."
At late night hang outs with dorm-mates, dinners with visiting relatives, academic lectures, student group meetings, or with members of the Muslim Student Association tabling in the quad, Wright feels entitled to shamelessly share his partially ignorant views on almost any issue with almost no prompting at all.
"Yeah, it was super annoying," explained Lizbeth Hernandez, member of the Student Labor Action Coalition, "He showed up late to one of our meetings, kept interrupting us, saying that he thinks its the role of markets to set wage rates, not government, didn't sign up to actually do anything, and ate half a pizza."
Wright plans to study Arabic this summer in Dubai while interning with the World Bank.