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LS C180U / Public Policy C103

Wealth and Poverty

Social and Behavioral Sciences; Philosophy and Values

This course is designed to provide students with a deeper understanding of both the organization of the political economy in the United States and of other advanced economies, and why the distribution of earnings, wealth, and opportunity have been diverging in the United States and in other nations. It also is intended to provide insights into the political and public-policy debates that have arisen in light of this divergence, as well as possible means of reversing it.

Robert Reich’s Substack

Inequality Media

Robert Reich faculty profile
Robert Reich (Goldman School of Public Policy)

Terms Offered

  • Spring 2023
  • Spring 2022
  • Spring 2021
  • Spring 2020
  • Spring 2019
  • Spring 2018
  • Spring 2017
  • Spring 2016
  • Spring 2015
  • Spring 2014
  • Spring 2013
  • Spring 2012
  • Spring 2011
  • Spring 2010