Mamas, don’t let your babies grow up to be Princeton economists

Because they might do things like this:

The son of a millionaire Manhattan hedge fund founder who allegedly gunned down his dad over his allowance has been arraigned on a second-degree murder charge, authorities said.

A law enforcement source told the New York Post that Thomas Gilbert Jr. had just been told by his father that he would only receive $400 for spending money per month from that point on in addition to $2,400 per month for rent. The younger Gilbert had previously received $600 per month.


Gilbert Jr. attended Princeton, graduating in 2009 with a degree in economics. Authorities said he had no recent work history.

But wait, there’s more:

And then it gets really bizarre. As the Mail reports, Junior was also charged with 21 counts of criminal possession of forgery devices after skimming device and 21 blank credit cards found at his home, and may have also burned down a rival’s Hamptons mansion:

A Princeton graduate who was on Monday charged with murdering his multimillionaire father and attempting to stage the death as a suicide was also the prime suspect in an arson attack that burned down a rival’s Hamptons mansion, it has been revealed.

Tommy Gilbert Jr, 30, was arrested in September for violating a restraining order taken out by Peter N. Smith, days after Mr Smith’s father’s home went up in flames.

The Post reports that Gilbert Jr. had been friends with Peter Smith Jr. – but that they had fallen out over a girl.

The Post also claims that Gilbert Jr. Killed Smith’s dog – but this was denied to Daily Mail Online by sources close to the events.

Ivy League “mainstream” economics.  Driving students crazy since 1948.  Thanks, Dr. Samuelson!!!

I know I said I was done with this blog, but I found it impossible to stay away.


Categories: Economic Schizophrenia, Hmm, Keynesian Economics, Liars

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