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🤑 Billionaires & The Ethics of Capitalism

In this program, you'll explore some of the successes and failures of modern capitalism. You’ll discuss and debate the ethics of rising income inequality, learn the differences between socialism, capitalism & communism, and wrestle with the tricky nature of incentives.

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4 weeks

$400

Grades 9-12

4 weeks

FREE

Grades 9-12

Low Time Commitment

Edgi is your place to escape and chill - you'll meet with your squad for just an hour twice a week.

"I love that edgi is sooo different from a school learning experience."

Naysa

10th Grade, India

"I would completely recommend it to anyone. The conversations are so deep and interesting."

Emily

11th Grade, MA, USA

"I feel 10x more comfortable in edgi discussion calls than I do on school ones."

Elena

10th Grade, MA, USA

Program Breakdown

Weekly topics and terms you'll know by the end of the program

Week 1: The Role of the State

What does an ideal economic system look like? What is the purpose of the government? What role do incentives play in economic systems?

Socialism
Capitalism
Communism

Week 2: Market Economies

What would happen if we had no government regulation? Can you have a mix of systems? What is the value of competition?

Free Market
Regulation
Special Economic Zones

Week 3: The Meritocracy Trap

Is success in capitalism based more on luck and circumstance, or skill and ability? Should it be possible to become a billionaire? Is economic inequality necessary?

Meritocracy
Economic Inequality
Opportunity Gap

Week 4: The Future of Capitalism

Are big tech companies becoming monopolies? How does lobbying affect capitalism? Is the current global distribution of wealth sustainable?

Surveillance Capitalism
Green Economy
Wealth Redistribution

How it works

1. Weekly Prep

Start your week with a series of fun, short videos made by the edgi team. Then dive deeper by choosing from curated resources like podcasts, videos, and articles.

2. Live discussions

Twice a week, join discussion sessions with your squad. Hear different perspectives and wrestle with the biggest issues facing our future.

3. Socials & events

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.

Meet the program creator

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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Squads run for 4 weeks and are open to students in grades 9-12

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Yashvarya 🇮🇳Siham 🇰🇼

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Sofia 🇺🇸Shaan 🇺🇸

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Jyan 🇵🇭Ralph 🇵🇭

Sept 22 - Oct 16

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Ralph 🇵🇭

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