Topic outline

  • PDF for Sept. 25

    In addition to reading chs. 5 & 6 in Economics for Everyone, please read the PDF below, which is ch. 5 (pp 93-105) of Understanding Capitalism.

    • PDF for Sept. 28

      • Response I

      • PDF for Oct. 5

        Please read the PDF (Braverman, Labor and Monopoly Capital, chs. 4 & 5) as well as chs. 1 & 2 of the Field Guide to the U.S. Economy (available for purchase at the bookstore) before class on Fri, Oct. 5. Also note that your response paper is to be posted by Friday at 9 a.m.

        • Response 2

        • Response 3

        • Response 4

        • Response 5

        • Class-Produced Study Guide

          Midterm exam: Tuesday, Nov. 6, in class.

          • PDF for Friday Nov 9

            Julie A. Nelson, Feminism, Objectivity and Economics, chs. 1-2.

            • PDFs for Tuesday Nov 13

              Boyce, James K. Is Inequality Bad for the Environment?

              Boyce, James K. Cap and Dividend: State-by-state Analysis

              • Readings for Friday Nov 16

                In addition to ch. 1 (pp. 1-45), "The Economic Crisis," in Current Economic Issues (available at the college bookstore), please read "Economics for the 99%," available for download at

                Also, you won't want to miss the brilliant, not to mention highly entertaining, video (11 minutes) on the crisis by David Harvey:

                • Response 6

                • Response 7