Dates to be announced
This series examines the various ways that equality is interpreted and put into practice. Supply-side economics is based on the production of natural resources. Distributive economics focuses on how the benefits and burdens of peoples’ lives may be shared equally and sustainably between the members of society.
Session 1— Abraham Maslow: How his popular hierarchy of needs became a pyramid scheme for consumerism and meritocracy in the free-market economy
Session 2 — Egalitarianism: Explores the differences between equity and equality in the distribution of resources (including classic egalitarianism, Rawls’ difference principle, luck egalitarianism and feminism)
Session 3 — Welfare: Why principles such as utilitarianism say that material goods and services are valuable only in so far as they increase the maximization or distribution of people’s satisfaction
Session 4 — Libertarianism: Why distributive ideals like maximizing the equality or welfare of material resources must be rejected because they ignore the moral demands of liberty and self-ownership
Session 5 — ALEC: How the American Legislative Exchange Council has
co-opted State legislation to benefit large corporations
Session 6 — EDA’s Advocacy training for meeting with elected officials: How EDA is restoring citizens input in State legislative decisions for the equitable and sustainable distribution of resources
Session 7 — Distributive value: How to measure equitable and sustainable distribution and create distributive economics
Session 8 — Cooperative labor: How cooperatives are generating distributive value through distributed labor
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