This course name and description ONLY applies to academic year 2021-2022

ECON 13181-2: The Wealth of Nations

Instructor: Jeffrey Campbell

This course will develop students' critical thinking and writing through analysis and discussion of Adam Smith's The Wealth of Nations and his other great work, The Theory of Moral Sentiments. We will discuss, destroy and develop Smith's ideas on rhetoric, human behavior, human capital, economic growth, markets, and government with the help of works by Harry Frankfurt, Jane Jacobs, Elinor Ostrom, Amartya Sen and others. Writing assignments will include "Can We Eliminate Hunger?", "Can We Distinguish Between Mine, Yours, and Ours?" and "Why is Boston So Much Richer than Detroit?"