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Estudantes de Harvard Protestam Contra o Viés Conservador de Mankiw

3 November, 2011 Leave a comment Go to comments

Um episódio interessante ocorreu em umas das salas de aula mais lotadas da Universidade de Harvard. Em protesto ao conservadorismo excessivo por parte de Gregory Mankiw, seus estudantes se levantaram e saíram caminhando enquanto o professor lecionava seu famoso curso de introdução à economia. Mankiw é conhecido por escrever os manuais de introdução à economia mais bem vendidos no mundo, além de ter sido assessor direto de George Bush na Casa Branca. Cansados do viés excessivamente conservador de Mankiw e em solidariedade aos manifestantes da ocupação de Wall Street, os estudantes de graduação entregaram uma carta ao professor e saíram da sala. Confira aqui mais sobre o ocorrido.

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Leia aqui a reportagem do The Harvard Crimson.

“Harvard graduates have been complicit [and] have aided many of the worst injustices of recent years. Today we fight that history,” said Rachel J. Sandalow-Ash ’15, one of the students who organized the walkout. “Harvard students will not do that anymore. We will use our education for good, and not for personal gain at the expense of millions.” Gabriel H. Bayard ’15, another organizer of the walk out, said that he believes the course is emblematic of the economic policies that have led the financial crisis.

“Ec 10 is a symbol of the larger economic ideology that created the 2008 collapse. Professor Mankiw worked in the Bush administration, and he clearly has a conservative ideology,” Bayard said. “His conservative views are the kind that created the collapse of 2008. This easy money focus on enriching the wealthiest Americans—he really operates with that ideology.”

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Leia aqui a carta que os estudantes escreveram à Greg Mankiw.

“As Harvard undergraduates, we enrolled in Economics 10 hoping to gain a broad and introductory foundation of economic theory that would assist us in our various intellectual pursuits and diverse disciplines, which range from Economics, to Government, to Environmental Sciences and Public Policy, and beyond. Instead, we found a course that espouses a specific—and limited—view of economics that we believe perpetuates problematic and inefficient systems of economic inequality in our society today.”

“Harvard graduates play major roles in the financial institutions and in shaping public policy around the world. If Harvard fails to equip its students with a broad and critical understanding of economics, their actions are likely to harm the global financial system. The last five years of economic turmoil have been proof enough of this.”

“We are walking out today to join a Boston-wide march protesting the corporatization of higher education as part of the global Occupy movement. Since the biased nature of Economics 10 contributes to and symbolizes the increasing economic inequality in America, we are walking out of your class today both to protest your inadequate discussion of basic economic theory and to lend our support to a movement that is changing American discourse on economic injustice. Professor Mankiw, we ask that you take our concerns and our walk-out seriously.”

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  1. Bruno Miller Theodosio
    3 November, 2011 at 14:11

    Genial! Rodei a notícia por todos os grupos da FEA para que todos pudessem ler. Obrigado pela publicação.

  2. João Costa
    4 November, 2011 at 23:08

    http://gregmankiw.blogspot.com/

    Para ouvir o outro lado da história…

  1. 8 November, 2011 at 0:31

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