Tag: environment

CORE in Action: The “Sustainable Development” Classroom


Dr Teresa Healy, Associate Professor and Chair at SIT Graduate Institute writes about the advantages and challenges of using the CORE syllabus as part of a course on sustainable international development. Students come from all over the world to the SIT Graduate Institute in Vermont to study sustainable international and community-development. In the spring of 2016, I journeyed through the CORE economics curriculum with a group of 16 MA students. Coming from different countries, social identities and academic backgrounds, the students shared a common desire to explore solutions to economic problems, and become self-confident social justice advocates. What they did […]

CORE February beta: crises, the environment and inequality


Today we release the February beta of The Economy. You can find instructions on how to use the CORE material on our home page (mobile app users: don’t forget to update). This release includes three new units that complete the course: Unit 17: In The Great Depression, the golden age of capitalism and the global financial crisis Wendy Carlin and Sam Bowles show that, since the end of the first world war, three periods of downturn and instability have punctuated the economic history of the advanced capitalist economies, and that economists have learned different lessons from each of them. Unit 18: In Economics and the […]

Juliet Schor: Economics as if the last forty years didn’t happen


Juliet Schor is Professor of Sociology at Boston College, MA, US. This is the text of her address to the INET CORE Project workshop on 11 November 2013. Forty years ago a group of engineers and scientists at MIT began warning about the impacts of global economic activity on planetary ecosystems. They published a bestselling book called Limits to Growth in which they predicted that, if we continued with what we now call “business as usual”, there would be severe economic and ecological repercussions in the opening decades of the 21st century.