The American Economic Association, which for decades has been the academic force behind the economic theories of the 1%, will be holding it’s 2012 annual meeting in Chicago, January 6-8th. CPEG will join the occupy movement, labor, community, and other groups in protest of the disastrous free-market ideology, championed by prominent members of the AEA, that has wrecked our economy for all but the wealthiest Americans.
In a statement on the Occupy Chicago website, Occupy Chicago organizer David Orlikoff explains:
“Unlike other professional organizations, the AEA has no code of ethics and its members no incentive to disclose the source of research funding or other conflicts of interest. Some members presenting at this year’s conference, including John Campbell, chairman of Harvard Economics Department, were featured defending the status quo even as the global economy went into a tailspin in the Oscar winning documentary “Inside Job” directed by Charles Ferguson.”
Events will include Marches, Rallies, and a People’s Economic Conference with a diverse group of speakers including CPEG’s Ron Baiman. Join us at these events:
12:30 – Rally and Political Theater (Michigan and Wacker)
2:30 – URPE March (Gather at 17 E Monroe) to Rally (Michigan and Wacker)
3:30-5:30 – People’s Economic Conference, Roosevelt University (430 S Michigan 3rd floor)
12:00-3:00 – People’s Economic Conference Roosevelt University (430 S Michigan 3rd floor)
4:30 – Mock Awards Ceremony (Michigan and Wacker)
For More Information on these events visit occupychi.org.