Skip to 0 minutes and 7 secondsWelcome back to the final week of the course. We're so pleased you could join us. This week we explore the middle class. Who are they? And why do they play such a vital role in the growth of our economy? We'll also look at the impact of growing levels of inequality in our society. How does inequality affect well-being and entrepreneurship? And will it ultimately mark the end of the middle class? Be sure to tune in to the final instalment of the debate with our professors this week as we conclude the course and you make up your own mind about the fate of our economic future. What will you decide? See you in the discussion.

Welcome to week 3

What’s on this week?

The middle class and growing levels of inequality are the hot topics for our final week. Together, we will explore:

  • Just who are the middle class?
  • Why is a healthy middle class so important to economic growth?
  • How do we measure inequality?
  • What is the effect of growing inequality on well-being and entrepreneurship?

We also bring the debate to its final conclusion and you’ll be able to make up your own mind about the fate of our economic future.

Your task

Watch the welcome video and let’s get started on Week 3.

As always, please post your thoughts and questions in the comments.

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Exploring Economics: Will the Next Generation Be Worse Off?

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