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Seminar on the State and Capitalism Since 1800

Inequality, Uncertainty, and the Future of the Welfare State


March 22, 2024
1:30pm - 3:00pm
Hoffmann Room, Adolphus Busch Hall Directions

Seminar on the State and Capitalism Since 1800

Inequality, Uncertainty, and the Future of the Welfare State


March 22, 2024
1:30pm - 3:00pm
Hoffmann Room, Adolphus Busch Hall Directions
March 22, 2024
1:30pm - 3:00pm
Hoffmann Room, Adolphus Busch Hall Directions

This event will explore the concept of self-interest and solidarity and the competing idea of setting boundaries between socioeconomic classes during times of high inequality and low uncertainty. Rachel Friedman and Torben Iversen will discuss the reasons behind current societal challenges and the normative principles shaping political decisions in contemporary western democracies.

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** Please note: Events in this series do not include a presentation. Attendees of this seminar are expected to read a paper in advance and enter into a discussion. This is an in-person event. To receive a copy of the paper, please contact Morgan Gillespie at mgillesp@mit.edu. **

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