Economics of Social in-Justice

HON 298 – Dr. Rotua Lumbantobing

Modes of Inquiry: Historical, Social and Cultural Analysis, Scientific and Mathematical Analysis

Course Description:

The seminal text on capitalism in the 21st century by Piketty (2014) shows a significant relationship between capitalism and inequalities. Specifically, wealth inequalities are an outcome of capitalism going rampant, which is what happened in many developed countries, such as the United States. This is the focus of this course, which will examine the intersections between racism, class, gender, environmental problems, and economic inequalities in the U.S. This course is designed to be a primer in understanding capitalism, the resulting economic injustices, and their implications. Moreover, students will evaluate proposals that aim for better wealth/income redistributions and a more egalitarian economic system.