free market

11 Dec

What are the dangers of the free market? Is economic growth always good? How should we think about the social impact of the market? Is it important to balance the economic growth that the market can create with the social instability this can lead to? You might draw on Schumpeter and Polanyi in particular in making this argument. Malthus might be another source, as you consider environmental issues. (Use quotes from books listed below and use at least 3 of their works to back up your argument)

Robert Heilbroner, “The Essential Adam Smith”

Thomas Malthus, “Essay on Population”

Karl Marx, “Capital, Volume 1”

Max Weber, “The Protestant Ethic and the Spirit of Capitalism”

Thorstein Velben, “Theory of the Leisure Class”

Charlotte Perkins Gilman, “Women and Economics”

Karl Polanyi, “The Great Transformation”

Friedrich Hayek, “The Road to Serfdom”

John Maynard Keynes, “The General Theory”

Joseph Alois Schumpeter, “Capitalism, Socialism and Democracy”

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