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There are those who advocate the benefit of market economies and then there are radicals for capitalism. From privatizing the police to abolishing the Federal Reserve, radical capitalist thinkers, and their followers, argue that markets are more efficient and morally superior than government. This class examines the philosophical ideas and social movement spawned by these thinkers. This class especially focuses on debates within radical capitalist theory and the divisions this has created. The works of Hayek, Mises, Nozick, Rand, and Rothbard will figure centrally in this course. Issues critically examined within this course include the legitimacy of government, the nature of the market, the morality of selfishness, conflicts between utility and rights, and the private provision of what are typically considered government services.

Radical Capitalism University of Illinois Springfield

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There are those who advocate the benefit of market economies and then there are radicals for capitalism. From privatizing the police to abolishing the Federal Reserve, radical capitalist thinkers, and their followers, argue that markets are more efficient and morally superior than government. This class examines the philosophical ideas and social movement spawned by these thinkers. This class especially focuses on debates within radical capitalist theory and the divisions this has created. The works of Hayek, Mises, Nozick, Rand, and Rothbard will figure centrally in this course. Issues critically examined within this course include the legitimacy of government, the nature of the market, the morality of selfishness, conflicts between utility and rights, and the private provision of what are typically considered government services.

    Syllabus

    Syllabus

    • 27 min
    Week 1: Keynes

    Week 1: Keynes

    • 49 min
    Week 2: Seminar 1

    Week 2: Seminar 1

    • 15 min
    Week 2: Seminar 2

    Week 2: Seminar 2

    • 17 min
    Week 2: Seminar 3

    Week 2: Seminar 3

    • 14 min
    Week 2: Seminar 4

    Week 2: Seminar 4

    • 15 min

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