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#OCCUPY Harvard

Serious rumblings in the aristocratic heartland.

After 70 students staged a walk-out of Gregory Mankiw’s infamous Econ 10 last week, graduate and undergraduate students from all departments have now escalated the struggle. Yesterday students moved into the campus’s cherished Harvard Yard. By midnight, 500+ battled through police and security to set up an encampment, and now the eyes of the nation are having a double-take. There are serious rumblings in the aristocratic heartland.

Harvard University is a jewel in the crown of America's economic armature, and its economics department has been a platform for years of an ongoing power struggle waged by an unburdened elite. The university's top professors and deans, from Mankiw to Dr. Martin Feldstein to Dr. Lawrence Summers, were architects of the 2008 collapse and key authorities in the intellectual campaign for systemic deregulation.

If an occupation can happen at Harvard, it can happen anywhere. 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 task of ushering in a new bionomic, psychonomic, ecological economics paradigm.

-Nathan Crompton and Darren Fleet

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Anonymous

Then you're saying that these students are protesting to achieve a situation that already exists?

That's just sad.

Anonymous

Then you're saying that these students are protesting to achieve a situation that already exists?

That's just sad.

Anonymous

I would much like to know what you teach. I hope it is not Economics. Harvard economists are the problem of the world.

Anonymous

I would much like to know what you teach. I hope it is not Economics. Harvard economists are the problem of the world.

Anonymous

"The image of Harvard is decades out of date". I have difficulty believing that. They still teach moneylender economics devoid of any ethical or moral concerns. Exploit, exploit, exploit the base motives, is this not the aim of Harvard education?

Anonymous

"The image of Harvard is decades out of date". I have difficulty believing that. They still teach moneylender economics devoid of any ethical or moral concerns. Exploit, exploit, exploit the base motives, is this not the aim of Harvard education?

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