The below article about Marxist economics professor Don Harris, Kamala Harris’ father, was posted at the Stanford University newspaper on May 13, 1975, when his daughter was just 10 years old.
The Stanford Daily article laughably claims that economic students at Stanford in 1975 were clamoring to learn more about Marxist economics, so the university accommodated them by offering Kamala’s father a position. Don Harris was referred to glowingly by fellow Marxist Economics Professor John Gurley as “one of the leading young people in Marxist economics.”
The 45-year-old Stanford Daily article, titled “Marxist Offered Economics Post,” was posted first on Trevor Loudon’s website Keywiki.org, where more information is posted about the father of the Democrat Party’s Vice Presidential Candidate. See Loudon’s articles at the Epoch Times about Kamala Harris’ own socialist ties, as well as a prophetic article from August 2019 about the forces surrounding Kamala Harris and why she was chosen to be the Democratic nominee for President.
According to the Stanford article:
“New course offerings in radical economics for 1975-76 are expected to include seminars in “Imperialism and Dependency,” “Marxian Social Change,” and “Marxist Economic Theory.'”
Here is one of Professor Harris articles: Capitalist exploitation and black labor: Some conceptual issues
By comparison, a bland article published today at Marie Claire refers to Don Harris as “a prominent former economics professor at Stanford and an immigrant from Jamaica.”
The economic polices of Kamala Harris from her now-archived website are hard left in nature: raising taxes, class war, pro-welfare state, etc. “As president, she’ll mandate equal pay for women, promote policies that build wealth in communities of color, and crack down on corporations that exploit vulnerable Americans for profit,” the article reads in part. Like Joe Biden, Kamala Harris is on board with getting rid of the tax cuts that, along with cutting unconstitutional regulations, led to the pre-pandemic economic boom in America.
Don Harris, a prominent Marxist professor, has been offered a full professorship in the Economics Department here, Department Chairman James Rosse confirmed yesterday. Rosse said Harris has not yet accepted the offer, but he “expects to hear from him this week.” Harris, who still holds a tenured position at the University of Wisconsin, has served as a visiting professor here, and is currently teaching at the University of the West Indies in Kingston, Jamaica.
The appointment is the direct result of student pressure in recent years to hire more faculty who favor an “alternative approach” to economics, said Economics Prof. John Gurley, who now teaches the only undergraduate course in Marxist economics. Gurley said the appointment of Harris was the culmination of a six-month “round-the-world” search for the most qualified Marxist professor available. ‘Exceptionally Good’ Gurley called Harris “an exceptionally good teacher, outstanding researcher and one of the leading young people in Marxist economics.”
One knowledgeable source told the Daily that some senior faculty members were very hesitant about hiring Harris, but that they gradually yielded to student pressure. A conservative economics faculty member, who wished to remain anonymous, said he was “not part of the decision and it would thus be fair not to say anything.”
He also added that “as far as I’m concerned, [Harris] is not in the same field I’m in.” Alternatives The department, Gurley said, looked for economists who espoused not only Marxist viewpoints, but other alternative perspectives as well. Libertarian economists, who advocate un trammeled laissez-faire capitalism, for example, also were considered in the selection, he claimed. Gurley said the search included those knowledgeable about socialist economies, even if they didn’t sympathize with a Marxist system.
He admitted, however, that for most of the students involved in the struggle for an alternative economist, “alternative meant Marxist.” The search will continue for qualified non-traditional economists, Gurley said. With the addition of Harris, the department would be able to offer a much greater number of courses taught from a Marxist viewpoint. Harris is expected to be a popular choice among students who have fought for more alternative economists.
“When the students were looking for someone last year, they wanted him,” said SWOPSI Director Andy Panies, a Marxist economist recently fired from San Jose State University. New course offerings in radical economics for 1975-76 are expected to include seminars in “Imperialism and Dependency,” “Marxian Social Change,” and “Marxist Economic Theory.” Two sections of Economics 120 will be offered, and a new undergraduate course taught by Harris may be added.
How many communists did you know growing up? It is amazing how many just happen to land in the vicinity of the Democrat Party. Where is the GOP?