Adbusters - # 156 – Battle for the Soul of Economics
The rich pay no taxes. Foreign tax havens continue to thrive. Flash trading algorithms whirr away, turning stock markets into cash cows for the rich.
Money begets money begets money. And in the wake of Covid we’re being told to go out and consume again. But what about climate change? Does anyone have a solution for that?
Yet something is stirring. The banked fires of previous stifled revolutions never went out. And now they have found a new fuel. In this issue, we lay out a plan to crack the fatal neoclassical consensus, reinvigorating the wayward “science” of economics with the revolutionary fire needed to stave off a long dark age.
This issue includes a large fold-out poster with the famous Student Manifesto of Kick It Over. In this text, economics students accuse their teachers of indoctrinating them with “neo-classical economics” and thereby perpetuating a gigantic fraud upon the world.