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GENED 1121. Economic Justice

Which is more just: capitalism or socialism? Capitalism has long reigned as the ideological solution to organizing society, yet recent social science literature makes clear that the pursuit of seemingly boundless material gain for some comes at the expense of others. Climate change is increasingly tied to capitalism and industrialization, and the U.S. has seen growing discontent around an ever-widening gap between the richest of the rich and the poorest of the poor. Socialism addresses this wealth gap, but has had a checkered past around the world. So what is the answer? In this course, you will reflect on social justice in industrial societies over the last 250 years and grapple with potential answers to questions of economic justice.

Professor: 

Mathias Risse

Season: 

Spring

Days: 

M
W

Time: 

10:30-11:45

Course ID: 

159809

Subject Area: 

General Education

Research Areas: 

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