Explore the real costs of the market economy

Photo of the now close General Motors truck and bus plant in Moraine, Ohio.The Raj Soin College of Business is sponsoring a Social Cost Workshop Friday, April 27, from 1:30 to 5:30 p.m. in the Millet Hall Atrium.

Leaders in the field will discuss the impact of capitalism on the environment, workers, and the financial system. Speakers and presenters include:

Sebastian Berger, Assistant Professor, Dickinson College: Introduction to social costs explores how can the economy be re-embedded into ecological and cultural relations to guarantee the satisfaction of substantive human needs.

James Swaney, Professor Emeritus, Economics Department, Wright State University: Environmental Sustainability from a Social Cost Perspective

Robert Prasch, Professor of Economics, Middlebury College: The Social Cost of Labor and Its Importance for Labor Economics

L. Randall Wray, University of Missouri – Kansas City, Levy Economics Institute and author of Money and Credit in Capitalist Economies gives his perspective of the financial crisis

Round Table presenters: Eric Dean (Dickinson College) , Paulette Olson, and Zdravka Todorova (and facilitator, Barbara Hopkins): Expanding Social Cost Analysis

Drop in for any portion of the workshop. The workshop is free and open to the public, faculty and students throughout Ohio. Visit http://www.wright.edu/business/acad/econ/social_cost_workshop.html for a complete schedule and background on the presenters.

Registration in advance is requested for complimentary refreshments. RSVP to karla.truman@wright.edu by April 16.


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