An examination of capitalism from moral and philosophical perspectives, raising questions about the proper interplay of business and government in a free-enterprise system. Designed for students who are familiar with classical liberal principles and interested in the ethical foundations of free markets.
Morality, Capitalism & Freedom
- Daron Acemoglu, "Growth and Institutions"
- James M. Buchanan, “Politics Without Romance”
- Antonio Guarino and Maurizio Lacopetta, “An Interview with Will Baumol on Capitalism, Innovation, and Growth”
- Claudia Goldin, "The Quiet Revolution that Transformed Women's Employment, Education,and Family"
- Garrett Hardin, “Tragedy of the Commons” from The Concise Encyclopedia of Economics
- Douglass North, “Institutions and Economic Growth: An Historical Introduction,” pp. 319-332
- George Orwell, "Politics and the English Language"
- Elinor Ostrom, “Beyond Markets and States: Polycentric Governance of Complex Systems,” Nobel Memorial Prize Lecture
- Maude Pember Reeves, Round About a Pound a Week, Chapter 5 "Thrift" and Chapter 6 "Budgets"
- William F. Shugart, “Public Choice,” from The Concise Encyclopedia of Economics
- Bruce Yandle, “Bootleggers and Baptists: The Education of a Regulatory Economist”
- Bruce Yandle, “Bootleggers and Baptists in Retrospect”
- Bruce Yandle, “Much Ado About Pigou”