This course will examine the rise and fall of economic systems of the Four Cs - Co-operation, Command, Custom and Competition - over the ages. It will look at the features of each system, examining the strengths and weaknesses of each, and will explain why eventually most of them fail. This course will also explain where each of the isms - capitalism, socialism, feudalism, imperialism and market socialism - fits into this schema.
45 credits of 100-level or higher coursework
|Spring 2014 onwards|