University of Wisconsin Madison professor Erik Olin Wright gets payed $170,000 a year to teach students that capitalism “creates a world of great misery, inequality and oppression that is irrational in ways that hurt nearly everyone.”
The marxist professor lists in his nearly 80 page syllabus obtained by The Daily Caller that capitalism “generates harm and injustices” which can be “broadly grouped under three rubrics: exploitation, domination, and irrationality.”
The course is entitled “Class, State, and Ideology: An Introduction to Social Science in the Marxist Tradition,” in which Wright seeks to proclaim the goals and ambitions of Marxism. He teaches that Marxism is an “emancipatory social science that fulfills the foal of generating critical social scientific knowledge relevant to the task of challenging systems of oppression.”
In the class, Wright even assigns his own writings regarding utopias. “I believe that academic courses that explore rigorously the ideas in important tradition of social thought are of great value to students regardless of a student’s specific political orientation,” stated Wright.
“My goal is for students to understand in a sophisticated way the concepts, theories and arguments in the Marxist tradition.” Earlier, in 2012, the Marxist professor told New Left Project, “Capitalism is a central part of the problem, so of course ultimately it is necessary to be anti-capitalist.”