St. Michael's Economics Professors Receive a "Manifesto"
...the same document was found published on multiple Web sites under the title of the True Cost Economics Manifesto, part of a campaign featured on www.adbusters.org. The campaign, which began prior to 2005, invites readers to sign the manifesto and take part in True Cost Economics, a concept aiming to create a “new economic paradigm,” according to adbusters.org.
Intriguing! Check out the article and read the letter. It sure does sound angry. And a bit deranged.
The Defender quotes department chair Reza Ramazani as being "100 percent sure" that this wasn't the work of a St. Michael's student. Though I haven't taken an economics course during my time at St. Mike's, based on what I've heard from those who have, it's a fairly progressive department with intelligent faculty. And other faculty members at the school have high praise for their economics colleagues, especially Ramazani. In short, our economics department are hardly the people responsible for a tanking world economy and environmental degradation.
Lastly, it sure does strike me as lazy activism to simply print out a few copies of a letter. Can't these leftist revolutionaries at least come up with manifestos in their own words? Is that too much to ask? This guy should've taken lessons from the Forest Crimes Unit over at UVM, and figured out innovative use of toilets or something. Now that's a protest.