"Harvard Students Join the Movement by Richard D. Wolff "Over the last 10 days, Harvard students twice stopped business as usual at this richest of all US private universities. An Occupy Harvard encampment of tents followed a large march of many hundreds through the campus protesting Harvard's complicity in the nation's extreme inequality of income and wealth. "A week earlier some 70 students walked out in protest of Harvard's large lecture course in introductory economics. "They too explained that they were acting in solidarity with Occupy Wall Street (OWS) movements. "They specifically criticized the narrowly biased economics they were learning that both reflected and reinforced the inequalities and injustices that fuel the OWS movements. The walkout in the economics lecture deserves our special attention." Richard D. Wolff, "Harvard Students Join the Movement" The author of this post sat in one of Harvard's large introductory economics courses in the early 60s. He later taught as a graduate assistant in a similar course at Yale, and then over the last 35 years taught his own intro econ courses at the University of Massachusetts, Amherst. He's come to the conclusion that "celebrating capitalism is not the same as understanding it, let alone evaluating its strengths and weaknesses."