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Fall 2018-2019
* ECO 406   Graded A-F, P/D/F, Audit

Radical Markets

Glen Weyl

Wealthy countries in the twenty-first century face a triple social crisis of rising inequality, economic stagnation, and failing political legitimacy; many observers blame free markets for these seemingly intractable problems. This course will explore the counter-intuitive idea that true free markets might actually be able to solve these problems by adopting radically new social institutions. These markets would upend property relations, traditional conceptions of democracy and international migration. We will critically interrogate such unconventional ideas and explore avenues for applying, disseminating and organizing around them.

Sample reading list:
Posner, E. A. and Weyl, E. G., Radical Markets: Uprooting Capitalism and Democracy
Lanier, J., Who Owns the Future?
George, H., Progress and Poverty
Fourcade, M., Economists and Societies
Milanovic, B., Global Inequality
Galbraith, J. K., The Affluent Society
See instructor for complete list

Reading/Writing assignments:
Approximately two papers or book chapters per week and three response papers during the term.

Paper in lieu of Final - 50%
Papers - 20%
Oral Presentation(s) - 10%
Class/Precept Participation - 20%

Other Requirements:
Not Open to First Year Undergraduates.

Schedule/Classroom assignment:

Class numberSectionTimeDaysRoomEnrollmentStatus
23348 L01 01:30:00 pm - 04:20:00 pm M   Julis Romo Rabinowitz Building   A02   Enrolled:21 Limit:30 Closed