17 Apr '12, 4pm

Young People Tire of Old Economic Models

Traveling in from Appalachia, Brazil, London, and ranging from arrested labor justice campaigners to U.N. climate negotiations youth organizers and a Deutsche Bank analyst, 140 students and young people gathered at the “Transition to a New Economy Conference,” which was an effort to create holistic alternatives to the current economic system — a discourse cracked open by Occupy Wall Street. For the conference, we invited in fifteen mentors, including Gar Alperovitz, a founder of the Harvard Institute of Politics and author of ”America Beyond Capitalism,” ecological economist Josh Farley who works to measure happiness in Bhutan, and Juliet Schor, who used to teach Marxist economics at Harvard, before the transformation of the Economics Department to a near sole focus on neoclassical economics. Our group of organizers are Harvard students, many of whom spent considerable tim...

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