Growing economic inequality is said to be one of the defining challenges of our time. In this class, we will examine some of the most important problems thought to be raised by inequality through the lens of several systematic ways of thinking about social justice. Topics to be addressed include inequality of income and wealth, inequality of opportunity, gender and racial inequality, unemployment and poverty, unauthorized migration, authority in the workplace, threats to democratic institutions and various forms of political inequality. Special attention will be paid to Rawls's liberal theory of justice and its influential critics.
Faculty: Lucas Stanczyk
Semester: Full Fall Term
Time: Thurs, 12:00 - 2:45 p.m. ET