Freedom and the Market


Introduces students to three ethically distinct perspectives on the market using approaches in political philosophy from the right, left and center; explores the works of political theorists and economists such as Robert Nozick, Milton Friedman, John Maynard Keynes, Frederick Hayes and Amartya Sen; examines the ethical stances that these authors take; explores contemporary media to see how the former thinkers have influenced current debate; examines examples of when the free market fails and discuss if, when and how government should respond; investigates how culture influences the market and how globalization has either enhanced or reduced individual freedom. Open only to Focus Program students. Instructor: Reeves

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Curriculum Codes
  • EI
  • W
  • SS
Cross-Listed As
  • MMS 195FS
Typically Offered
Fall Only