ECON 331 Radical Economic Thought

An introduction to the history of radical philosophical alternatives to neoclassical and Keynesian Economics. A critique of these mainstream schools is followed by the development of competing radical alternatives with the analytical focus on concepts of economic surplus and social class, exploitation, alienation, and theories of capitalist development crisis and transformation. Ethnographic case studies provide examples of archaic and contemporary alternative economic practices. Special attention is paid to philosophies of human nature, the labor process, problems of racism and sexism, imperialism, current U.S. economic problems, and socialist alternatives.

Credits

4 units

Prerequisite

ECON 102