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Occupy Econ 101

Students stage walk-out on Harvard Prof.

When a science is dying, disciples begin to refuse initiation.

This is what happened last Wednesday in the class of Harvard economics professor Gregory Mankiw, with these simple opening words: “Today, we are walking out of your class.”

The rejection of Mankiw’s class is only a single event in the class of one professor, and yet this refusal may prove to be an event with a much wider significance. Mankiw's econ 101 textbook, Principles of Economics, has made it into the minds of almost every economics student in the modern world and if the students of Mankiw can revolt, then it is possible that students everywhere can begin the task of rethinking the dysfunctional old neoclassical paradigm.

In response to the walk-out, Mankiw has only doubled down his orthodoxy, claiming that the 1% have suffered more than the 99% as a result of the recession. Now is the time for a global walk-out. Download a poster of the True Cost Economics Manifesto at kickitover.org and pin it up in the corridor of your department. Let's start an all out meme war against our neoclassical profs and begin the daunting task of ushering in a new bionomic, psychonomic, ecological economics paradigm.

Now is a good time to begin an escalation and turn the whole world into a grand economics department … to occupy it.

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Update: Check out the video of students walking out of Professor N. Gregory Mankiw's Economics 10 class:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VKS1jZxWLPM

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Anonymous

Well said- I certainly don't have the answers. It does piss me off that AdBusters is perpetuating the nonsense they started...

and now "OccupyHomes" - Give me a effin' break. REO or not, the people that originally had it repo'd still have a legal right to that property, so in essence they're saying to steal from yourselves. Furthermore, anyone who complains about "bankers" or "people we don't even know" are full of shit.

The Federal Reserve and our government hold 100% of the responsibility for empowering banks - have you ever heard the saying 'Cut the head of the snake off'?

There is no conspiracy for world domination - just the aggregate effect of a lot of greedy people, greedy countries, and well, people being people.

To OWS - you are pawns of the system and don't even know it.

Listen to the sentiment of our founders and reflect...

"He who would trade liberty for some temporary security, deserves neither liberty nor security.
He who sacrifices freedom for security deserves neither."

Anonymous

Well said- I certainly don't have the answers. It does piss me off that AdBusters is perpetuating the nonsense they started...

and now "OccupyHomes" - Give me a effin' break. REO or not, the people that originally had it repo'd still have a legal right to that property, so in essence they're saying to steal from yourselves. Furthermore, anyone who complains about "bankers" or "people we don't even know" are full of shit.

The Federal Reserve and our government hold 100% of the responsibility for empowering banks - have you ever heard the saying 'Cut the head of the snake off'?

There is no conspiracy for world domination - just the aggregate effect of a lot of greedy people, greedy countries, and well, people being people.

To OWS - you are pawns of the system and don't even know it.

Listen to the sentiment of our founders and reflect...

"He who would trade liberty for some temporary security, deserves neither liberty nor security.
He who sacrifices freedom for security deserves neither."

Anonymous

Why no criminal and war monger gets prosecuted? Why media is on the side of 1%? Why Judges are quiet? Why police does not arrest big criminals? Where are anti-trust laws? Why our purchasing power goes down? Why they recruit our sons to fight their wars? We wont make our deserved wage as far as policies are influenced by 1%. It is not trickling down cannot you see. The 1% is pulling the strings.
No to communism no to crony capitalism.
Stop corruption and greed.
Demand Prosecution of the criminals or demand vacate office.

Anonymous

Why no criminal and war monger gets prosecuted? Why media is on the side of 1%? Why Judges are quiet? Why police does not arrest big criminals? Where are anti-trust laws? Why our purchasing power goes down? Why they recruit our sons to fight their wars? We wont make our deserved wage as far as policies are influenced by 1%. It is not trickling down cannot you see. The 1% is pulling the strings.
No to communism no to crony capitalism.
Stop corruption and greed.
Demand Prosecution of the criminals or demand vacate office.

Anonymous

George and Julie went to class
George and Julie got it shoved up their ass
So when you say to me
WHY WHY WHY
Then I say to you
OCCUPY! OCCUPY! OCCUPY!
You see, when the doggies and the kitties eat the marshmallows and they skip lunch but take their pop-rock habit to a new level, they dance! They prance! They even sing! Why? Because they OCCUPY! After Alf and the new moon come together and make donkey-butt love, they release to the world a new form of cock-knockers! And those cock-knockers form the basis of all that is good. But you will only understand what is good if you OCCUPY! Skip order! Skip authority! Skip rules! Skip butter! Skip down the sidewalks with me and with all the little beetle-people because only they drink the real juice! HO HO HO, HEE HEE HEE, skip every class and OCCUPY with me!

Anonymous

George and Julie went to class
George and Julie got it shoved up their ass
So when you say to me
WHY WHY WHY
Then I say to you
OCCUPY! OCCUPY! OCCUPY!
You see, when the doggies and the kitties eat the marshmallows and they skip lunch but take their pop-rock habit to a new level, they dance! They prance! They even sing! Why? Because they OCCUPY! After Alf and the new moon come together and make donkey-butt love, they release to the world a new form of cock-knockers! And those cock-knockers form the basis of all that is good. But you will only understand what is good if you OCCUPY! Skip order! Skip authority! Skip rules! Skip butter! Skip down the sidewalks with me and with all the little beetle-people because only they drink the real juice! HO HO HO, HEE HEE HEE, skip every class and OCCUPY with me!

Anonymous

You know what's sad? I have no idea if this is a parody or if one of the OWS morons wrote this for real.

Tells you a lot about this "movement," doesn't it?

Anonymous

You know what's sad? I have no idea if this is a parody or if one of the OWS morons wrote this for real.

Tells you a lot about this "movement," doesn't it?

Anonymous

Please be ethical. Don't make us look bad. 99% is anti-decadance, immorality, greed, corruption, cronyism. We got family values. With God's help we shall overcome. We want prosecution of all war mongers and people who have marginalized the public and are transferring our wealth to 1% who are playing the role of slave masters to control and manage our minds and send our kids to fight thier dirty wars!

Anonymous

Please be ethical. Don't make us look bad. 99% is anti-decadance, immorality, greed, corruption, cronyism. We got family values. With God's help we shall overcome. We want prosecution of all war mongers and people who have marginalized the public and are transferring our wealth to 1% who are playing the role of slave masters to control and manage our minds and send our kids to fight thier dirty wars!

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