EC 338V Wealth and Poverty: Contemporary Economic Issues (3)
A review and evaluation of the bases for wealth creation in society, along with the problems of poverty. The course will provide an historical overview of the sources of societal wealth and the presence of poverty. It will consider some of the value systems underlying different views as to how economic society should be organized. Each student will prepare and present to the class a paper on a currently relevant societal issue relating to wealth creation or poverty reduction.