Capitalism

Professor Robert Miller taught this course in Spring 2019. Two credits for participation in the class component of the seminar, plus an additional one credit for writing a 20-page research paper or an additional two credits for writing a 40-page research paper, in each case on a topic to be approved by the instructor and under the supervision of the instructor.

Course Description

The course will treat the economic and moral aspects of capitalism as a system for organizing a society’s economic activity. Major topics will include the beginnings of capitalist theory in Smith, Marxist critiques of capitalism in the nineteenth century, capitalism and its critics in the Gilded Age and Progressive Era, the Great Depression and the Keynesianism, and modern defenses and criticisms of capitalism in Hayek, Habermas, Friedman, Rawls, and others.

Schedule Information

Tues 5:30-7:30pm