Instructor: Paul K. Adler
Meeting time: Wednesday, 3-5
“More than one billion people in the world live on less than a dollar a day.” “For the past thirty years development policy has been dominated by the paradigm of export-led growth.” Sentences such as these epitomize how often we think of global economic inequalities in terms of abstracted concepts. In this course, we will highlight another analytical lens: people's lives. Using films, novels, memoirs, and more, this course examines the history of attempts by everyone from sweatshop workers to presidents to create a more equitable global economy from the 1940s to the present.