FIRST MORAL ECONOMY CONGRESS

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Do unto others as you would have done unto you. Economically speaking, we’re pretty sure that means building more communally oriented economies based on direct, deliberative, democratic principles, local and global awareness, as well as human rights. Morality is between persons, so a moral economy should include all people democratically. To many, democratic economics sounds impossible, utopian; to others it is not moral, or even immoral. We know where we stand, but two questions remain: “hat would such an economy look like? And why should we have a moral economy in the first place?

The process is simple. You have until the end of January to register. Rank the topics (below) in order of preference, and you will be assigned a partner based on your choices. In February I will lead you and your partner in email discussions on your topic and two texts, with the aim of having at least two thoughtful, thorough email exchanges per week. On the Saturday of the congress, we will have a series of roundtable discussions, in which each pair may present their topic and their thesis (these may be audio recorded). Your attendance at the congress depends on your participation and preparation. But don’t let the system get you down! We will practice what we preach with good food, good company, and lots and lots of cheer.

Topics:
Equality and Justice
Feminism and Intersectionalism
Globalisation and Migration
Capitalism and Communism
Democracy and Decision-making

Cost:
50,- €
(We may be reimbursed by the uni, but don’t count on it). For Hamburg students with the semester ticket the transportation costs are free! (For anyone else costs are not included, but you may also be reimbursed).

Place:
Pisselberg 14, dannenberg

Registration: contact andrew fassett
moraleconomy {at} mainstreamidea {dot} com

Further information about accommodation and travel will be provided for you through email.

Facebook Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/1638395939714396/

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