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SOCY 5561 Occupy Economics (Fall: 3 )


Course Description

The 2008 global economic collapse, the Occupy movement and the specter of climate change have re-kindled interest in critiques of conventional economics. They are also fuelling interest in “new economics,” which is a small scale, egalitarian, ecologically-light alternative. Occupy Economics will be a collaborative weekly seminar exploring what’s wrong with the dominant brand of economics and what alternatives exist. We will read and discuss classics by authors such as Marx, Keynes and E.F. Schumacher, as well as contemporary writers and thinkers such as Elinor Ostrom, Paul Hawken, Gar Alperovitz, Stephen Marglin and others. Requirements are flexible.


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Last Updated: 18-Mar-15