Real-World Economics Movement has been getting lots of media coverage in Germany
Thomas Duermeier reports that in Germany the Real-World Economics movement has been getting lots of media coverage.
Crisis pushes German PAEcon movement into mainstream news.
The German Press is increasingly supporting the German movement for real world economics. Numerous journalists from newspapers, radio and television have reported about the make-believe nature of neoclassical modeling and the failures of the economics mainstream. Their baseline is that economists have learned nearly nothing from the financial crisis.
The German public radio “Deutschlandfunk” interviewed us.
The leading monthly magazine, “Der Spiegel” had a leading story about us: http://www.spiegel.de/unispiegel/studium/0,1518,803953,00.html
And also German public television reported on us with 3 minutes in the main program and 13 minutes in the information channel:http://www.zdf.de/ZDFmediathek/hauptnavigation/startseite/#/beitrag/video/1493466/VWL-in-der-Krise/
All this positive major coverage has led to the creation of numerous new local real-world economics groups in Germany. In addition to ones in Heidelberg, Göttingen, Berlin and Erfurt, which were active before the attention of the German press, there are now active groups in Tübingen, Regensburg, and other places. Meanwhile our mail suggest that further groups may soon emerge.
After 10 years of effort, like the annual lecture series in Heidelberg (http://hd.real-world-economics.de/?p=324) and the conference in Kassel, but with little sign of progress, there is now in Germany a mounting way of support for Real-World Economics.