POE-326 Myths of the Free Market

Are free markets possible? Are they desirable? Do producers, consumers, states, and democratic communities really want free markets? This course explores the powerful notion of "free markets" in theories of capitalism. It contrasts ideological claims and market fundamentalism with real world economic practice across the global economy and within states. It is designed for students interested in political economy, international affairs, business, finance, and economic policy generally. Prerequisites: POE-263, POE-250 or BUS-270


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