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Divest Harvard: Theory of Change
Transcript of Divest Harvard: Theory of Change
It's not like tobacco.
theory of change.
Why is this so hard?
1. It's really overwhelming.
2. It's incredibly abstract.
3. Our legislature is broken.
1. Stake out home-field advantage.
2. Pick a concrete battle.
3. Use working systems.
1. It's hypocritical.
2. It doesn't work.
3. Nobody cares.
Cap & Trade
(just months after the BP oil spill...)
Sent 4 lobbyists for every member of the House & Senate.
Outpaced environmental spending eight-fold.
Record-breaking $543m to lobby just on C&T.
With a Democratic majority in the Senate AND House
Months after BP Spill
But we don't need
to invest in them.
We need these companies to
their business models.
But they won't listen.
It doesn't work.
Tobacco is still profitable.
These companies are very rich.
Home Field Advantage
Where to begin? Community.
Debate on students' terms.
Make it concrete.
Make it actionable.
Make it moral.
Give people a chance to join.
Pick a Battle
Congress is broken.
Use Working Systems
BUT got it wrong again.
Smoking rates hit all time low.
New smoking regs everywhere.
1) highly regulated
2) highly taxed
Harvard's elite, not influential.
Nobody will listen to...
"It's too easy."
You're here because Obama doesn't have office hours.
Let's direct our passion, our intelligence, our networks toward the world's largest endowment.
Harvard economics has shaped the world.
When we win this battle,
others will join.
It's not just a symbol. Or a soap box.
With Divest Harvard, we can
force a conversation
start a snowball effect
make regulation inevitable
We need these companies.
$59 in subsidies / $1 lobbying