Occupy Economics – Economists declaring solidarity with Occupy


 On November 13th 2011, economists from the University of Massachusetts Amherst drafted an open statement to the Occupy Wall Street movement pledging their support. Since then, more than 200 economists from around the world have added their names. Read more at econ4.org

They consider the occupiers as advocates of the public good and state:

“The occupy movement opened the door with good questions and we need to find good economic answers before the door closes. ….”

“Clean air, food and water are not commodities, not privileges but basic human rights”

These interviews are an act of declaration of solidarity with the Occupy movement and thus could help create resonance and generative dialogue with a wider group of economists, specialists in other related fields as well the general public.

If the movement is going to succeed, we need people working in all areas of social life create their own Occupy.

To scale up the movement has to scale across all professions.

After Occupy Economics we need  Occupy Architecture, Occupy Health, Occupy Education, Occupy Urban Planning, etc

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