Author’s note: This was originally published on September 17th, but due to an active discussion and some edits is being re-posted today.
Happy birthday, Occupy Wall Street! Exactly one year ago, you took to the streets and changed the conversation in America about economic justice. Bless your little blue-tarp-covered heart.
But, a year on (what’s a mere year, anyway?), the business schools continue their wooden zombie-stagger onward, celebrating ancient corporate achievements and engorging the impressionable intellects and egos of smart men and women with enough false consciousness to screw the 99% for significant portions of their careers (until they burn out or are brought up short by the tawdry injustice of what they’re doing).
Here’s the kind of MBA school I’d like to see: coopBschool !
A business school for the 99%.
A business school aimed at meeting human needs in a just, sustainable manner, instead of meeting the needs of the few and the rich at the expense of everyone else (and, at best, greenwashing the mess).
A business school that’s about humanity, community, and quality of life, not about dehumanization, extraction, exploitation, and the commodification of life.
The medium is the message, my friends. You can’t truly change the message without changing the medium.
Smash the B-school paradigm!