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PLSC 270: Capitalism: Success, Crisis, and Reform

PLSC 270: Capitalism: Success, Crisis, and Reform is offered online.

Topics: General Health, Public Health, Italian, General Science, Political Science

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In this course, we will seek to interpret capitalism using ideas from biological evolution: firms pursuing varied strategies and facing extinction when those strategies fail are analogous to organisms struggling for survival in nature. For this reason, it is less concerned with ultimate judgment of capitalism than with the ways it can be shaped to fit our more specific objectives--for the natural environment, public health, alleviation of poverty, and development of human potential in every child. Each book we read will be explicitly or implicitly an argument about good and bad consequences of capitalism.

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  • Size: Massive Open Online Course
  • Instructor: Douglas W. Rae
  • Institution: Open Yale Courses
  • Topics: General Health, Public Health, Italian, General Science, Political Science

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About Open Yale Courses: Open Yale Courses (OYC) provides lectures and other materials from selected Yale College courses to the public free of charge via the Internet. The courses span the full range of liberal arts disciplines, including humanities, social sciences, and physical and biological sciences.

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