Rethinking Economics, Finance, and Money in the U.S.

Our friends over at Alt Banking are working with us to develop some exciting pilot courses.

Course Description – This course offers participants a wide-ranging introduction to financial, monetary and economic events, histories, and theories in the United States. The course is organized into five thematic sections: Introduction to U.S. Economic History; Critiquing and Rethinking Economic Thought; Understanding the Financial Crisis; Histories and Questions in U.S. Monetary Policy; and Promise and Peril: Alternatives and Ways Forward. While the overall course will be team-facilitated by members of the OWS AltBanking working group, each session’s content will be determined by that particular facilitator.

More details coming soon!


  1. Steve Schnapp

    UFE has been designing, leading, and training others to lead, highly interactive workshops on economic inequality for 15 years. In 2007, we updated and published our high school curriculum, “Teaching Economics As If People Mattered. In 2009, we developed a workshop that focused on the roots of the financial crisis of 2008 and the Great Recession. More than 15,000 people have participated in our flagship workshop, The Growing Divide. Activities such as The Ten Chairs, have been used by countless organizers, teachers, and activists, including at a number of Occupy General Assemblies. Many of our popular economics education materials can be downloaded for free from our web site. How can we support this course?