Monday, September 7, 2009

Repudiating "the false god of money”

An Adbusters magazine article ‘Confessions of a Radical Economics Prof’, by Wellesley College tenured full-time economics professor, Julie Matthaei, discusses the content of her courses:

... My classes on radical economics presented the neo-Marxist view that large corporations dominated the economic landscape: oppressing workers, brainwashing consumers through advertising to keep them enslaved ...

... I teach them ... to repudiate the false god of money and the prevailing economic religion of the market.

And in 2007 the top 10 liberal arts colleges in Average Salary for Full Professor were?

1. Wellesley College $130,800
2. Pomona College $127,200
3. Amherst College $125,900
Repudiate that professor!

Victor Davis Hanson has some fitting words:
What is strange about all this chic-radicalism is how would-be revolutionaries that wish to dismantle America as we know it and/or emulate failed systems abroad, always do so from comfort, security, affluence, and freedom of choice unique to America and Europe, suggesting that radical politics and those who agitate for them are sort of a fashion statement, aimed to resonate among particular elite leftist audiences and to bring dividends from them, but not to be taken too seriously as guides in their own lives.


Spin Assassin said...

We can turn it around. Fads and fashions are all just marketing anyway. We've been asleep while the socialists regrouped. Not anymore though. We can fight fire with fire.

rabbit said...

Tenure. It's all getting tenure.

And the best way to achieve that is to bow to every intellectual breeze that wafts across the landscape.

And it's far easier and safer than thinking for oneself.

JR said...

All proof that these leftists are not only wrong but hypocrites to boot.

Spin Assassin said...

I've only heard that word used to specifically describe a professors job at a university or loosely as a length of time that a person holds a post.

I'm not sure what you mean. Please elaborate rabbit. Thanks.

JR said...

Spin, see the Wikipedia entry for Tenure. It deals with the 'academic tenure' system which I'm sure rabbit is referring to.

Xanthippa said...

The worst part is... these pseudo-intellectuals actually believe themselves to be what they preach. They are blind to what they actually are - and they truly and honestly do NOT understand HOW they could possibly be considered to be hypocrites!

JR said...

Marxists seem to be a powerfully deluded lot. No matter how much evidence there is that their economic theories have been a miserable flop they remain devoted believers.