After smothering progress for decades, the mainstream stranglehold on economic thought is finally slipping. With the recent rise of student protest movements like the International Student Initiative for Pluralism in Economics (ISIPE), the demand for real-real world economics is at an all-time high, and a strategic spark may be all it takes for this growing discontent to explode into a global campus revolution.
This January, the rebel economists at Adbusters will head to the American Economic Association conference in Boston to throw off some much-needed sparks. As the largest annual gathering of economists in the U.S., and a magnet for media attention, the AEA conference is the perfect location to light brush fires in people’s minds, stoke debate, and inspire new flare ups of campus activism. From the workshops to the hallways, we’ll shake things up and challenge the dead-end status-quo with the subversive memes and mind-bombs of a new pluralist economics for the 21st century. We’re looking for a few good rebel economists – from students, to educators and beyond – to join in the fun!
Here are the details:
WHAT: Meme Wars at the AEA Conference
WHEN: Saturday, January 3 – Monday, January 5, 2015
WHERE: Sheraton Hotel, Boston, MA
WHO: Economics students, educators, researchers and rabble-rousers. This will be a economic student-led action, but you don’t need economic credentials to participate; you should have a passion for economic thought and the drive to liberate it from the mainstream stranglehold.
REGISTRATION: Visit the conference website to register, and then sign up below to join the Adbusters contingent.
- Students with college/university IDs: $45
- Regular attendees: $115
SCHOLARSHIPS: Adbusters will provide a limited number of needs-based registration stipends for students who require it, as well as travel stipends for participants travelling from points in the mid-Atlantic, New England, and Southeast Canada. We will also help to find free housing for those who require accommodation assistance.
RSVP: For more information, or to sign up to join the Adbusters contingent, contact Keith Harrington: keith@adbusters.