Occupy Economics: 300 economists give support for the Occupy Wall Street movement

I left the economics profession long ago out of frustration with the unreality of its theories. Now the economics profession shows some signs of healing.

On November 13th 2011, economists from the University of Massachusetts Amherst issued an open statement pledging support to the Occupy Wall Street movement shown below. 300 economists have so far signed this supporting statement for the Occupy Wall Street movement with a focus on their own profession and the damage it has done. You can see the list of signatories at:

http://rwer.wordpress.com/2011/12/04/300-economists-give-support-for-the-occupy-wall-street-movement/

We are economists who oppose ideological cleansing in the economics profession. Equally we oppose political cleansing in the vital debate over the causes and consequences of our current economic crisis.

We support the efforts of the Occupy Wall Street movement across the country and across the globe to liberate the economy from the short-term greed of the rich and powerful one percent.

We oppose cynical and perverse attempts to misuse our police officers and public servants to expel advocates of the public good from our public spaces.

We extend our support to the vision of building an economy that works for the people, for the planet, and for the future, and we declare our solidarity with the Occupiers who are exercising our democratic right to demand economic and social justice.

 

 

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About creativeconflictwisdom

I spent 32 years in a Fortune Five company working on conflict: organizational, labor relations and senior management. I have consulted in a dozen different business sectors and the US Military. I work with a local environmental non profit. I have written a book on the neuroscience of conflict, and its implications for conflict handling called Creative Conflict Wisdom (forthcoming).
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