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CS92PROD
Rethinking Capitalism: Prosperity, Crisis, and Reform
SOC 249
Fall 2018 not offered

In this course we will discuss the historical origins and rise of capitalism, as well as its failures and and its future. Capitalist economies have generated growth, innovation, and wealth. They have also generated inequality and caused massive human suffering. What is the nature of capitalism? What are its moral foundations? Is there only one type of capitalism, or are there several types? Is an egalitarian capitalism possible? Can capitalism be sustainable and compassionate? How do different nations regulate capitalism? How exceptional is American capitalism? In what ways is it exceptional? Is American capitalism the best model there is? How has capitalism evolved? What was the neoliberal revolution about? How did the rise of finance in the past few decades affect state-market relations? Why do capitalist economies end up in decline and failures every so often? What do we learn from these crises? Can capitalism be reformed? How?
Credit: 1 Gen Ed Area Dept: SBS SOC
Course Format: Lecture / DiscussionGrading Mode: Graded
Level: UGRD Prerequisites: SOC151
Fulfills a Major Requirement for: (SOC)

Last Updated on JUL-20-2019
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