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Economics Festival|7-8 September @ Wits| Pluralism| Feminist Economics| Political Economy| Curriculum Reform| Contemporary Debates Save the date!
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Gilad Isaacs May 28
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Gilad Isaacs May 14
In an staff meeting, giving a book review of 's book The Entrepreneurial State, her "new favourite economist". 's Doughnut Economics reviewed by from our Rethinking Economics programme in two weeks time!
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KamalTheAbstract* May 4
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Rethinking Economics For Africa - Wits Apr 17
It’s a wrap! Thank you for our panelist who gave us the most stimulating debate. Each one was truly put to the test and hopefully learned and will improve. Thank you to our members and the community who filled up the Great all and asked critical questions.
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Rethinking Economics For Africa - Wits Apr 17
A bried moment of silence for our brothers and sisters affected by Cyclone Idai. The social well-being of our neighbours as well as the issue of climate change is of utmost importance.
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Rethinking Economics For Africa - Wits Apr 17
We're almost live! Are you headed to the Great Hall?
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Institute for Economic Justice Apr 17
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Rethinking Economics For Africa - Wits Apr 14
There are only 3 days left until the REFA Manifesto Analysis. Join us on the 17th of April at the Wits Great Hall, as we interrogate the solutions political parties have offered to address our most pressing economic issues in their manifestos. You don't want to miss it 🔥
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Rethinking Economics For Africa - Wits Apr 11
What is happening on next week Wednesday? 🧐 Put it in your diary! 🔥🙌🏽 17:30 for 18:00 Wednesday 17 April Great Hall Wits University
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REFA Festival 2018 Apr 12
If you’re in Joburg make sure you attend the event on the economic policies ahead of the election. Rethinking economics is not just about curriculum but also democratizing the economic debate.
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Popular Economics Apr 11
It’s happening! We just announced our 2019 Summer Institute, “Economics for Emancipation,” is happening in Boston June 25 - June 30 and we are thrilled to partner with Center for Economic Democracy. Register today for this immersive educational experience:
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REFA Festival 2018 Apr 4
Great attendance at the UCT REFA welcome event. Students will be workshopping their ideas for curriculum reform and the work they will do for the year.
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REFA Festival 2018 Apr 4
REFA UCT are about to have their welcome event for the year. Come join in Economics room 1 A, B, C.
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Gilad Isaacs Apr 3
Thrilled to have Bandile driving our Rethinking Economics project. I'm sure that with his leadership the project will expand, will be better than ever and he'll forge partnerships with around the world, and and other local groups.
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Courtney Oct 30
We’re in our last week of crowdfunding! . Please continue to share, and please donate!
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REFA Festival 2018 Oct 22
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The inequality of opportunity is something that has long-defined South Africa. All social sciences need to address this together with economics.
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REFA Festival 2018 Oct 22
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The last speaker is Reza Daniels: All of us in this room can ask ourselves the question, what have *we* done to address racial inequality? In South Africa, we are exposed to the brutality of poverty from day one. This brutality is not something that economics alone can address.
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REFA Festival 2018 Oct 22
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Burns argues that the staples of 1st and 2nd year economics (price ceilings and price floors for example) can help us address inequality. She argues that revisiting the assumptions of basic economics can help us understand sources of inequality.
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REFA Festival 2018 Oct 22
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The 3rd speaker is Justine Burns: What are the drivers of the inequality? Where there are multiple drivers, we need to be able to separate them out. We need clear, systematic thinking. In economics we call that a model. This is how our curriculum is geared to solve problems.
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REFA Festival 2018 Oct 22
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We need to ask questions about how our human agency can bring about structural change? Even if we don't see the changes now, we are creating it for future generations. The idea that we are all profit maximisers is also not correct.
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