Reappoint Summa Petition Comments by Signers Released – You Be The Judge

Reasons for Signing the Change.org Petition to Reappoint John Summa, Ph.D (As of 3/31/2017) Current and Former Students, UVM Faculty and Worldwide Scholars, and Local and Global Community Members Shout Foul! Signer Comments Below: Martin Harrison Essex, VT 12 hrs ago I am signing this petition because I strongly believe that educational institutions should embrace…Continue reading Reappoint Summa Petition Comments by Signers Released – You Be The Judge

Rebel Economist Blows Up Macro (Note the reaction to Romer’s heretical paper)

When non-neoclassicals (non mainstream/orthodox economists) do this stuff, which they have for years, the orthodox economists either ignore you (or fire you, like in my case). But when  Paul Romer does it, his words cannot be ignored ,and certainly he is not going to be fired. The reaction to his paper about macroeconomics reaching a…Continue reading Rebel Economist Blows Up Macro (Note the reaction to Romer’s heretical paper)

The “model must be presented fully and fairly before its limitations are examined” (peer criticism)

While the article about fighting for my teaching job at UVM (“Hard Lesson: A UVM Econ Prof Fights For His Job,” Seven Days, 3/15/17) was generally fair and balanced, it omitted (probably due to article space and deadline constraints) many of the facts presented to the reporter about why the claims by the chair are…Continue reading The “model must be presented fully and fairly before its limitations are examined” (peer criticism)

Class Action: The Fight Against Dumb and Dumber Classroom Economics

Welcome and thanks for visiting my new blog page. I will be posting soon on the teaching of economics and the making of my new film (currently in production), Class Action: The Fight Against Dumb and Dumber Classroom Economics. Click on the headline above to the view the film’s webpage. Or go here: http://www.econclassaction.com ~John…Continue reading Class Action: The Fight Against Dumb and Dumber Classroom Economics