Today I met a recent graduate of Bates College at Hummus Point, who saw from my name tag that I’m a Fulbrighter. He was helping with some sort of franchising thing at Hummus Point, and majored in economics at Bates, which I mentioned should be helpful for his work. He said “no, they mostly produce a lot of good talkers at Bates” and don’t actually learn anything. I’m torn between being impressed that he admitted that and racing off to tease my brother about it.