Skip to comments.UMass students rally at student union as part of OWS movement; profs urge change to socialism
Posted on 10/16/2011 3:59:43 PM PDT by matt04
More than 200 students gathered outside the University of Massachusetts Student Union to continue their call for economic justice as part of the Occupy Wall Street movement, which enters its 26th day.
Student after student on Wednesday told stories of parents losing jobs and health care, or of having mounting student debt caused by what they say is Wall Street greed. Some bore signs reading 1 percent stop bogarting your stash.
There were chants of one solution, revolution, and a call to spread the word about Occupy UMass so there would be enough students and others to occupy a UMass building likely the Whitmore Administration Building. Two economics professors spoke about the need for economic change.
We need to change the system, said assistant professor Deepankar Basu if we want to get rid of the problem. He said capitalism creates inequalities it leads to imperialism and war.
Professor David Kotz said there is more than enough money for all to live comfortably. He said, for example, if the military budget was reduced to its late 2000 level, $23.9 million would be available enough money to pay the cost of a UMass education at the in-state rate for 19 million students.
With a change in the economy there would be a decent lifestyle for everyone in this country, he said. No rich person is getting richer by creating jobs. He said the way to equity and jobs for all those who want and are able to take one is a systemic change to socialism.
Capitalism has had its days and its failing to meet the needs of the majority, he said.
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And where did these idiotic professors get their Economics degrees?
Is economics one of the humanities?
for example, if the military budget was reduced to its late 2000 level, $23.9 million would be available enough money to pay the cost of a UMass education at the in-state rate for 19 million students.
But wouldn’t 19 million students lead to over crowding,
and think of the parking problem!
Hearing these kids talk about how their parents are out of
work and suffering, did it occur to them to maybe drop
out of college and get a job and HELP THEM???
Economic Justice would have professors making minimum wage.
Maybe you can give the commies from your home state a few kind words MITT!
At my college the socialists have been trying to rile people up to occupy. So far they've been ignored. I had the privilege of scraping some of their rotten flyers off the walls.
This OWS schieit is getting way too much ink. I mean electrons.
Much less than the 527 million Endowment UMass has.
And we will have nothing to envy... (the slogan of North Korea)
Wonder when they start debating on how many people will need to be liquidated...
Probably got their “Degrees” from.... UMASS. Doesn’t have the brains to realize that a once famous country tried exactly what they preach. Do they know how it turned out?
I doubt it.
The Communists mottoed a revolution on merely three sylables....” BREAD...LAND...PEACE”
The UMASS students have 2 mottoes, each with 8 syllables.
a. GIMME GIMME———GIMME GIMME
b. I WANT I WANT-——I WANT I WANT
I am all in favor of socialism in Massachusetts. All socialists should move to Massachusetts to take advantage of its “enlightened” policies.
Bet there’s no tenure in commie countries. Why don’t they just move to Cuba and see how they like it?
Bring it on chump!
It sounds like they came from India.
Sounds to me like assistant professor Deepankar Basu needs to give 2/3 of his salary to the poor students. That may equalize things a bit and he’d get to practice a little socialism.
But does any tomfool in the humanities get to pontificate on economics? Without even a math degree?
It’s time for a redneck revolution
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