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The Ragged University project views economics in sustainable, equitable and local terms. In part it is about exploring what this means and identifying a humanised perspective of people in the ordinary business of everyday life:

  • Corporation
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    The Corporate Takeover of Education
    20th April 2015
    Economics, Education, Poverty
    We are living in an age where increasingly the lifeworld we inherently own and...
  • Sir Humphrey Chetham
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    Is Economics a Dismal Science?
    15th February 2011
    About Ragged, Economics
    A famous quote is that of Thomas Carlyle stating economics as the dismal science....
  • The Great Good Place
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    Public Places Where We Meet And Share Are Third Places
    21st September 2015
    Economics, Sociology
    What is the value of a pub ?  How important is a cafe ? ...
  • Fydor Dostoevsky
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    Biases In Psychology Which Affect How People’s Intellectual Contribution Is Valued; Behavioural Reactions to Dissonance and Confirmation Bias
    6th May 2018
    Economics, Education, Poverty, Sociology
    This is the final part of three essays examining how people can be dehumanised...
  • Class division
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    Class, Opportunity and the Lesser Minds Problem; A Ragged University Response
    30th October 2018
    Economics, Education, Poverty, Sociology
    What follows is an annotated and extended version of a paper which was accepted...
  • Development as Freedom
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    Education, Welfare and Economics: A Human Capabilities View
    31st August 2014
    Economics, Poverty
    In terms of welfare, the human capabilities approach was developed as a means of...

 

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