16 Nov '11, 7pm

Protest highlights unnatural aspects of economic system

Protest highlights unnatural aspects of economic system

70 Harvard University students walked out of their introductory economics class. They wrote to Prof. Gregory Mankiw that the biased nature of his course "perpetuates problematic and inefficient systems of economic inequality in our society." Mankiw is the author of Principles of Economics , a textbook used by almost every economics student in the Western world. The walk-out was part of a larger event organized by Boston's Occupy protest, and it echoed a key element of the worldwide Occupy movement. Like these students and protesters, I've been thinking about our dysfunctional economic paradigm. I share the anxiety that we are sacrificing too much to a system driven by three fallacies: that well-being can only be measured in money, that distribution does not matter, and that the economy can grow forever. And like so many people today, I question whether our economic system ...

Full article: http://www.davidsuzuki.org/blogs/science-matters/2011/11/...

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