Capitalism: Success, Crisis and Reform
Yale, , Prof. W. Rae
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Exploding Words - Thomas Malthus and Inevitable Poverty - Counting the Fingers of Adam Smith's Invisible Hand - Karl Marx, Joseph Schumpeter, and an Economic System Incapable of Coming to Rest - Property, Freedom, and the Essential Job of Government - Rise of the Joint Stock Corporation - Can You Sell a Scheme for Operating on Beating Hearts and Make a Business of It - Mortal Life Cycle of a Great Technology - Guest Lecture by Jim Alexander: Managing the Crooked E-Institutions and Incentives in Mortgages and Mortgage - Backed Securities - Accountability and Greed in Investment Banking - The Mortgage Meltdown in Cleveland - The Political and Judicial Elements of American Capitalism - Mass Affluence Comes to the Western World - Braudel's Bell Jar - The Case of Mister Balram Halwai-Microfinance in South India-plight of the Bottom Billion - Policy Targets for Capitalist Development - Marrying the Devil in Texas - Capitalist Enterprise and Clean Water for a Bolivian City
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Capitalism Success, Crisis and Reform (PLSC 270)
In this final lecture of the semester, Professor Rae gives a summary of major themes, thinkers, and cases covered in the course. He begins by reviewing some foundational ideas, including Adam Smiths invisible hand, Marxist historicism, Malthusian economics, and Schumpeters notion of creative destruction. Professor Rae also reviews the importance to capitalism of the modern nation state, which guarantees property rights and contracts, and recalls Hernando de Sotos theories about the importance of formal property rights for developing countries. Various forms of corporate structure and ownership are discussed. Professor Rae concludes by introducing a case about water privatization in Bolivia.
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This course was recorded in Fall 2009.
Sep 12, 2018
Excellent course helped me understand topic that i couldn't while attendinfg my college.
March 29, 2019
Great course. Thank you very much.