This is cool. Some students over in Berkeley, California, have started a campaign against neoclassical economics called Kick It Over. For its first action, students worldwide are being encouraged to post the following manifesto (complete with very flowery language *ahem*), preferably printed on brightly coloured paper, on the doors and notice boards of their university’s economics department.
This is particularly timely for me since I’ve been studying economics this term. In last week’s seminar we were asked to comment on the interplay between economics and politics. I found it really hard to do so, since economics IS politics and I’m really glad Kick It Over is pointing this out! The last thing we need is another generation of economists who insist that the neoclassical model is truth, not theory. *Looks for brightly coloured paper*..