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Faculty: Christopher Robichaud
Recent worldwide attention on wealth and income inequality has sparked renewed interest in thinking seriously about what economic justice demands. This course provides students with an opportunity to tackle this issue head-on and to explore it with rigor and sophistication. Our discussions will wed empirical findings with theory, always with an eye toward policy implications, and will include a look at the work of Adam Smith, John Maynard Keynes, F.A. Hayek, John Rawls, Robert Nozick, Karl Marx, G.A. Cohen, Amartya Sen, Martha Nussbaum, John Tomasi, Martin Gilens, Joseph Stiglitz, Lawrence Lessig, Elizabeth Anderson, Debra Satz, Michael Sandel, Claudia Goldin, Lawrence Katz, and Thomas Piketty, among others.