This class introduces students to the range of economic ideas that have informed the development of economic systems, policies, and punditry. It also assesses the results of attempts to put these ideas into practice, leading to conclusions about how constructive these ideas have proven to be. The course is organized around the visions of economic life associated with such figures as Adam Smith, T.R. Malthus, Karl Marx, J.M. Keynes, and various Christian leaders. The course addresses both historical and contemporary expressions and applications of these ideas.
Pre-requisites: ECO110LEC and ECO211LEC