Introduction: Why a Worldly Philosophy?

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Module 1, Lesson 1.0: A Wealth of Burning Questions, a Poverty of Answers

{youtube}https://youtu.be/66qUOJy52QA{/youtube}   New School for Social Research Dean Will Milberg, Professor Teresa Ghilarducci, and Associate Professor Paulo dos Santos introduce the "Economics: Society, Markets and [In]equality" course and its goals: to inspire your curiosity and confidence that economics is a useful tool, and that you can master the basics to vote better, organize better, live your personal lives better. They believe that if people unpack the dominant forms of...

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Module 1, Lesson 1.1: Scarcity and Surplus in Human Well-Being

{youtube}https://youtu.be/E9jz9bFHh6c{/youtube}   Associate Professor Paulo dos Santos examines three crucial pairs of concepts in political economy and how humans are uniquely capable of changing how we interact with nature and ourselves. By the end of this video, learners will be able to: Identify the three crucial pairs of concepts in political economy Explain how our species is uniquely capable of changing how we interact with nature to secure our survival, and of changing...

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Mod. 1, Les. 1.2: Producing for Profit: Study of a Historically Specific Social System - Capitalism

{youtube}https://youtu.be/BsiNleFHzos{/youtube}   NSSR Dean Will Milberg discusses the history of capitalism and the continuing effects of colonialism, slavery, and patriarchy on market economies. By the end of this video, learners will be able to: Explain the definition of capitalism and understand its historical origins Discuss how legacies of colonialism, slavery, and patriarchy shape the functioning of market economies.

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Module 1, Lesson 1.3: Don’t Blame the Victims!

{youtube}https://youtu.be/NqC4W1nxjUw{/youtube}   Professor Teresa Ghilarducci discusses neoliberal philosophy. By the end of this video, learners will be able to: Recognize neoliberal philosophy as an extreme set of beliefs coming from generally accepted liberalism. Characterize how neoliberal philosophy blames people for their poverty, low wages, and other forms of insecurity. Describe how neoliberal philosophy credits the rich for their hard work and intelligence to explain why...