In this program, you'll explore some of the successes and failures of modern capitalism. You’ll debate the social and ethical implications of rising income inequality, learn about the stock market and cryptocurrencies, and explore what money really means in the 21st century.
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What’s the difference between socialism, capitalism, and communism? Can capitalism take different forms? What is the role of government regulation?
How does the stock market work? Is the stock market the same as the economy? Are big tech companies becoming monopolies?
What is the value of money and how does the economy work? What would happen if we all stopped believing in the value of the dollar?
Exploring the future of capitalism & the economy. If capitalism is broken, what are the problems? Where are we headed? What is innovation, and how do we think about making progress?
Josh Shapiro, edgi co-founder and NYU professor
Josh teaches several courses on creativity, technology, and the future of work at New York University. Josh previously worked on the digital staff for Andrew Yang's presidential campaign.