Political Economy of Inequality
This course examines the causes and consequences of income inequality. It explores what inequality is, key factors in its rise, and the consequences of inequality on incomes, jobs, and quality of life. It also provides a critical understanding of how politics, organized economic interests, and public policy shape variations in inequality, as well as political alternatives that would improve income distribution and the economic sustainability of societies. Sem. 3 cr. Prerequisites: 18 credits of Labour Studies or permission of the department.