Business Library Emptied, Replaced By Single Copy of “The Art of the Deal”

URIS HALL – Upon entering the Thomas J. Watson Library of Business and Economics on Monday, Columbia Business School students were surprised to discover radical improvements in the library’s collection.  As part of a regular effort to maintain a complete and relevant set of academic literature, Watson librarians emptied the useless, outmoded contents of the library’s stacks.  A single copy of Donald Trump’s The Art of the Deal now lies on a shelf, supplanting tomes on international trade and corporate governance.

“The new configuration just made sense,” said Michael Blum, a Watson librarian.  “It’s a waste to have thousands of books by the stupid Ivy League elite when we could have a single terrific book.  I mean, it’s the second greatest book of all time – behind the Bible, of course.”