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Spring 2014 First-Year Seminar BC1297 section 001
CAPITALISM,LIBERALISM,FREEDOM

Call Number 02667
Day & Time
Location
TR 1:10pm-2:25pm
308 Diana Center
Points 3
Approvals Required None
Instructor Alan Dye
Type SEMINAR
Course Description The authors of the Declaration of Independence held as self-evident that “all men are created equal… endowed with certain inalienable rights, that among these are life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness.” The meaning of these words, especially their relationship to the economy and the state, has evolved since the words were penned. Today they are the subject of a passionate political struggle. This course examines the thinking about capitalism and freedom from the classical liberals, including Locke, Smith and Tocqueville, through to today’s conservative movement and its opponents. Readings contrast selections from the “conservative cannon,” including Friedrich Hayek and Milton Friedman, with several liberal or progressive counterparts. We will read Barbara Ehrenreich, Nickel and Dimed; Michael Lewis, Liar’s Poker; and conclude by examining the landmark Supreme Court case, Citizens United.
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Department First-Year Seminar Program @Barnard
Enrollment 16 students as of 6:57PM Saturday, April 19, 2014
Subject First-Year Seminar
Number BC1297
Section 001
Division Barnard College
Open To Barnard
Campus Barnard College
Note BC ONLY; LOTTERY ON EBEAR NOV 6-10; RESULTS NOV 11
Section key 20141FYSB1297X001

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