Market and Government in the History of Economic Thought, Malcolm Rutherford, University of Victoria, 2014

This course deals with views of capitalism from Adam Smith to the present day, focusing on the respective roles of business enterprise, markets, and government. Students are expected to keep reading notes and hand them in as part of the grade; they also write two short essays. Among the readings are the following: The Wealth of Nations (Adam Smith); The Communist Manifesto (Karl Marx); The Theory of Business Enterprise (Thorstein Veblen); Capitalism, Socialism, and Democracy (Joseph Schumpeter); The Road to Serfdom (Friedrich Hayek); Capitalism and Freedom (Milton Friedman); and The Predator State (James Galbraith). The syllabus contains links to readings that are available online.