O The Guardian publicou uma matéria esse fim de semana sobre uma associação de estudantes de economia pedindo por mais pluralidade/interdisciplinaridade (todo mundo sabe que "pluralidade" é codinome pra marxist bollocks). Trechos do artigo:
Economics students from 19 countries have joined forces to call for an overhaul of the way their subject is taught, saying the dominance of narrow free-market theories at top universities harms the world's ability to confront challenges such as financial stability and climate change.
In the first global protest against mainstream economic teaching, the International Student Initiative for Pluralist Economics (ISIPE) argues in a letter to the Guardian that economics courses are failing wider society when they ignore evidence from other disciplines.
The students, who have formed 41 protest groups in universities from Britain and the US to Brazil and Russia, say research and teaching in economics departments is too narrowly focused and more effort should be made to broaden the curriculum. They want courses to include analysis of the financial crash that so many economists failed to see coming, and say the discipline has become divorced from the real world
The student manifesto calls on university economics departments to hire lecturers with a broader outlook and introduce a wider selection of texts. It also asks that lecturers endorse collaborations between social sciences and humanities departments or "establish special departments that could oversee interdisciplinary programmes blending economics and other fields".
Já virou folclórico essses manifestos (veja este último aqui): adolescentes que, depois de lerem "Introdução à Farmacologia dos anos 60", se convencem que a homeopatia é o melhor método para tratar todo tipo de enfermidade médica...yawn man...just yawn.