[F&ES 759a/PLSC 270/737/MGT697] / 2014-2015

Capitalism: Success, Crisis, and Reform

Credits: 3
Fall 2014: Time and location TBA

Examination of capitalism as it functions in practice, with extensive use of business cases. The role of capitalism in generating wealth and innovation. Survey of critical institutions in banking, regulation, taxation, and trade. Negative consequences of capitalist development such as radical inequality, disruption of the natural environment, and intermitten social crises. Consideration of strategies for shaping capitalism in future decades