Faculty of Arts


POLITICS 245

Capitalism and its Critics


Description

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.

Availability 2012

Semester 1

Lecturer(s)

Coordinator(s) Associate Professor Martin Wilkinson

Points

POLITICS 245: 15.0 points

Prerequisites

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


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