Putting It Together: Work and the Economy


We talk a lot about “the economy” today and throughout history. Rightly so, because this has been a very important institution of society since┬áit details how we get what we need to live. Humans have transitioned through many structural shifts, many of us moving ourselves along the continuum from hunter-gather societies to our current post-industrialization. In present-day, there are an array of economies, just as there are varieties of governments.

What you learned to do:

  • Differentiate between economic systems and discuss theoretical views of economics
  • Define globalization and describe its manifestation in modern society
  • Describe working conditions in the United States