Principles for a Fair Economy

Schools of Public Engagement: Milano

Non-Liberal Arts
Graduate Course
Degree Students
Principles for a Fair Economy
Fall 2023
Taught By: Trebor Scholz
Section: A

CRN: 16050

Credits: 3

This 15-week academic online course takes the meeting of 28 weavers in a small town in the verdant north of England in the early 19th century as its point of departure. The weavers founded a new type of business based on clear guiding principles to secure healthy sustenance for their families amidst the hardships of industrialization. Participants in this seminar-style course, featuring three public-facing events, will explore the history and interpretations of these principles, which are fundamental to redefining cooperative identity in the digital economy. What does it mean to apply these cooperative principles to the digital economy? How do these principles apply to emerging organizational forms like distributed autonomous organizations, platform coops, data co-ops, and federations of cooperatives with shared digital infrastructure? This course will correlate the seven cooperative principles with guiding principles developed by organizations such as the Fairwork Foundation, the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development, the World Economic Forum, the United Nations, and the European Union, specifically for the digital economy, covering topics such as privacy, accountability, fair management, pay, and representation. This course, taught by Professor Scholz, is open to students from diverse fields, including business, management, arts & culture, and law, and will result in the publication of seven short collaboratively-authored essays.

College: Schools of Public Engagement (NS)

Department: Milano (MIL)

Campus: New York City (GV)

Course Format: Seminar (R)

Modality: Online - Synchronous

Max Enrollment: 15

Add/Drop Deadline: September 11, 2023 (Monday)

Online Withdrawal Deadline: November 19, 2023 (Sunday)

Seats Available: Yes

Status: Closed*

* Status information is updated every few minutes. The status of this course may have changed since the last update. Open seats may have restrictions that will prevent some students from registering. Updated: 11:20am EST 2/29/2024

Meeting Info:
Days: Wednesday
Times: 12:10pm - 2:00pm
Building: Online Course
Room: 999
Date Range: 8/30/2023 - 12/6/2023