By the end of winter quarter, I will have completed the economics core. Completing this six-course sequence has taught me a great deal about concepts such as optimization, efficiency and cost analysis. What I have not been taught, however, is how to analyze the moral questions that economics raises. To what extent is inequality acceptable in an economy? Is it necessary to interfere in an economy to aid individuals who are deprived of sufficient resources? To fill this vital gap in economic student’s education, the economics department should not only design ethics electives but also make an ethics of economics course mandatory for all undergraduate economics majors.
On April 14, the Stanford student body elected a new cohort of Associated Students of Stanford University (ASSU) executives, Undergraduate Senate and Graduate Student Council members, and class presidents.
On Monday afternoon in Memorial Church, renowned broadcast journalist Ted Koppel M.A. ’62 addressed the current state of journalism, education and politics in a “Leading a Meaningful Life” interview with Dean for Religious Life Jane Shaw.