Faculty of Arts
Capitalism and its Critics
An account of the main variants of capitalism, criticisms of capitalism and some alternatives. Topics include: markets in theory and practice; the value of efficiency and capitalism’s growth imperative; consumer sovereignty; alienation; unemployment; meaningful work; planned economies and market socialism; incentives and the profit motive; democracy at work; labour market regulation; inequality and poverty.
Coordinator(s) Associate Professor Martin Wilkinson
POLITICS 245: 15.0 points
30 points at Stage I in Political Studies or 15 points at Stage I in Political Studies and 15 points at Stage I in Philosophy