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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

OK, walking out on Mankiw's Econ 101 is interesting, but not more that that. Better get together and discuss what exactly is so wrong with his economics. May be the growth he is talking about is a malignant growth?

Anonymous

OK, walking out on Mankiw's Econ 101 is interesting, but not more that that. Better get together and discuss what exactly is so wrong with his economics. May be the growth he is talking about is a malignant growth?

yakyak

love how even the Harvard Crimson has to throw in the "token opposing view" quote no matter how pointless.

Media patterns=ingrained into every day life in an unquestioned way

yakyak

love how even the Harvard Crimson has to throw in the "token opposing view" quote no matter how pointless.

Media patterns=ingrained into every day life in an unquestioned way

Juan Martin

Vuestro gesto tiene un gran valor simbolico, es muy importante que desde el conocimiento nos enfrentemos al criminal pensamiento neoliberal . Democracia real Ya¡¡¡

Juan Martin

Vuestro gesto tiene un gran valor simbolico, es muy importante que desde el conocimiento nos enfrentemos al criminal pensamiento neoliberal . Democracia real Ya¡¡¡

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