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  • Upcoming Event: The Economics of Inequality, Exclusion, and Consumerism

    The Albers School of Business and Economics is sponsoring an upcoming event on the Seattle U campus:

    The Economics of Inequality, Exclusion, and Consumerism 
    Reflections by Albers Faculty
    Thursday, April 17th, 2014 
    Wyckoff Auditorium 
    12:00-1:30 pm 

    Pope Francis denounces the tyranny of autonomous markets. But are markets tyrannical? Do they have to be? 

    Albers ETH-X Scholars discuss current research on markets and the promotion of justice. 

    Topics Include: Humane Living Standards, Transformative Marketing, Microcredit, and Empowerment. 

    Featuring Speaker: Joe Phillips. Featuring Panelists: Matt Isaac, Katie Fitzpatrick, and Quan Le.

    Co-Sponsored by the Institute for Catholic Thought and Culture, and Mission and Ministry.


    “The culture of prosperity deadens us; we are thrilled if the market offers us something new to purchase. In the meantime all those lives stunted for lack of opportunity seem a mere spectacle; they fail to move us.”

    - Pope Francis


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