In this program, you'll explore some of the successes and failures of our economic system. 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. Registration closes in:
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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? Are big tech companies becoming monopolies?
How does the stock market work? Is the stock market the same as the economy?
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?
If capitalism is broken, what are the problems? Where are we headed?
Exploring the future of capitalism & the economy. What is innovation, and how do we think about making progress?
"This program is a lot more interesting than school. You can think about topics in your own way, a way that works for you."
- Gavin, 11th Grader at Monument HS
"I would completely recommend it to anyone. The conversations are so deep and interesting."
- Emily, 10th Grader at Monument HS
"I feel 10x more comfortable in the edgi discussion calls than I do on the school ones."
- Elena, 9th Grader at Wahconah HS
Start your week with a series of fun, short videos created by the edgi team. Then dive deeper by choosing from curated resources like podcasts, videos, and articles.
Twice a week, join discussion sessions with your squad, led by Josh. Explore topics from different perspectives and build on each other’s ideas.
Get to know people in other squads and make new friends at virtual socials like game nights, piña colada parties, bake-offs, movie watch parties, and more.
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.
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