It’s time for the Economic Reformation: Stop the Dogmatism
In the fall of 1517, popular history claims that Martin Luther nailed his famous 95 statements against the Catholic Church onto the door of his parish in his hometown of Wittenberg. His statements challenged the status quo of the Church and its dogmas. This single action has sparked the Christian reformation and shaped cultural life in Western Europe as we know it today.
Now 500 years later, we, the students and academics of Rethinking Economics NL, feel that the reformation’s sequel is long overdue. We call for a change in the economic faculties in the Netherlands and around the world. This Economic Reformation will be kicked-off on the 16th of November on campuses throughout the Netherlands. On that day, we, the friars and sisters of Rethinking Economics NL will present our first 9.5 statements that challenge the existing ideology of the economics bachelor programme.
We believe that with your help, fellow student, we can come up with more statements, to reach the original 95. So what do you think? How do you want to change your economics education? Please join the Rethinking Economics Service and tell your economic friar or sister about your experiences with the dogmatic church of the economics bachelor.
Send your suggested thesis statements to email@example.com
Disclaimer: Rethinking Economics NL has no intention to promote Lutheranism or any other religion with this action. We, of course, also want to distance ourselves from what we believe are Luther’s anti-semitic believes.
Piet Keizer has written a report on the Conference: The Real World Perspective - Economics Education in the 21st Century at Utrecht on June 7. Read it here on his website: pkkeizer.wordpress.com/2017/06/19/437/
Professor and rockstar economist Steve Keen is popping over the channel to give the keynote speech at our winter event on december 12th fully dedicated to 'The New Economics Education'!
Time: 20.00-22.00 (19.30 doors open) Location: Spui25 Cost: FREE
Steve will give the keynote speech about economics education at Kingston University, where he is Head of School of Economics. Kingston has heard the call for more pluralism, and made strides in diversifying their economics education. What can the Netherlands learn from the experiences at Kingston?
After the keynote we will have a panel discussion and Q&A session about putting pluralism in practice at Dutch universities and in the public debate. What are the opportunities and challenges? Speakers are still to be confirmed.
We hope to see you there!
(This evening is is part of the ESB Week of Economics Education, a week full of discussion about the state of economics education in the Netherlands)
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