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ECON 454 The Next System (4)

This course examines alternatives to capitalism. In Introduction to Economic Inquiry and Microeconomic theory student engage arguments from the production/conflict/labor theory of value tradition. Many of these arguments highlight the problematic nature of capitalism and beg the question: If not capitalism, then what? In this class, students will review arguments against capitalism, analyze historical attempts to establish a socialist alternative, and explore theoretical proposals for the design of the next system.

  • General Education Requirement Fulfillment: Social Sciences
  • Prerequisite: ECON 363
  • Offering: Alternate years
  • Instructor: Sivers Boyce

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