Or at least it was true when I attended college. Get into an Ivy and stop working – you’d made it, and would never have to work again. Until the real world hit, but heck, that was four to seven years later and even then, old school ties could probably keep you afloat for a career. That’s why I was so cheesed when I was rejected by those folks back in the day. I had to work for a degree.Right now, only 23% of Harvard classes have final exams. That means for 77% of your courses, you need only smile on your brother and all get together right now. What a deal. The Chinese are going to eat our lunch.