Don’t Be Fooled by Harvard Econ. Dept. Chair Greg Mankiw’s Fake Claims of His Unbiased Economics 10

Reading Mankiw’s defense against protesters of his “mainstream” economics lectures at Harvard, I noticed a remarkable similarity to the claims against my teaching by the UVM’s Dept of Economics chair — who happens to be a Harvard econ grad, so hardly surprising. Mankiw uses the same arguments UVM’s Chair of the Department of Economics is using against my…Continue reading Don’t Be Fooled by Harvard Econ. Dept. Chair Greg Mankiw’s Fake Claims of His Unbiased Economics 10

University of Vermont Department of Economics Students and Alum Denounce Purge

Sampling of what UVM students and UVM alum are saying about Dr. Summa’s removal from the Economics Department by Dean Bill Falls. Martin Harrison, Essex, VT I am signing this petition because I strongly believe that educational institutions should embrace diversity in their coursework. John Summa inspired me to pursue a degree in economics and…Continue reading University of Vermont Department of Economics Students and Alum Denounce Purge

UVM Student Outrage Grows at Purge of Dr. Summa by Dean Falls and the Dept of Economics

Many students, past and present, have gotten wind of the attempt to purge me from the classroom at UVM, after teaching 10 and sometimes 13 courses per year for nearly 8 years at every  level of the curriculum in the Dept of Economics, plus two Honors College courses, plus courses taught as part of the…Continue reading UVM Student Outrage Grows at Purge of Dr. Summa by Dean Falls and the Dept of Economics

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