0.5 Credit

Hours per week:
  • Lecture/Discussion: 3

The 1%. Globalization. Precarious work. Is greed good? Explore the history of these issues and debates their meaning for contemporary society. We survey key issues in the history of Western capitalism from the seventeenth century to the present-day, and debate their impact on personal well-being and social stability. Major topics include the relationship between democracy and capitalism, corporate social responsibility, income inequality, consumption and individualism, and ideas of fairness and the free market.