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Ideas for the winter

posted Dec 7, 2011, 9:16 PM by korsunsa@carleton.edu

So I was just at an Occupy Salem meeting, and there were a lot of interesting ideas going around, some of which seem like they could be pretty cool to bring to Northfield. One that I especially liked was to do a Martin Luther King Day event that focuses on the issues of poverty and economic injustice that were his main focus in the last years of his life (this story gives a quick rundown on some of his ideas: http://www.fair.org/index.php?page=2269). "True compassion," King said, "is more than flinging a coin to a beggar; it comes to see that an edifice which produces beggars needs restructuring." Anyways, we should consider having an event that talks about this overlooked part of his legacy. I bet Terrance Wiley could help with that, too.
So let me know if you agree, or if you've seen any other good ideas out there that you all want to try.

A Conversation Starter: Michael Moore's Proposal on the future of OWS

posted Dec 5, 2011, 8:50 AM by blumbery@carleton.edu   [ updated Dec 5, 2011, 8:52 AM ]

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The Nature of Discussion Threads, Econ4

posted Dec 1, 2011, 11:50 PM by deweyvac@carleton.edu   [ updated Dec 1, 2011, 11:50 PM by blumbery@carleton.edu ]

I love the idea of this online discussion board because anyone and everyone can bring up a topic for discussion.  The nature of bank forclosures? Sure. The eviction of Occupy protesters from sites around the country? Sound-off! Free-market and neoliberal economics versus alternative theories? Talk about it!

Similarly, you can post a leading question, a few sentences, or a mini-essay.  A forum such as this welcomes all contributions and hopefully that will make it able to provide a discussion interesting to anyone who visits the website.

Hey, check out this website about economists who are breaking from traditional, free-market/laissez-faire thought!  http://econ4.org/ 


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