In the last decade, roughly speaking (written after 1998, a number of books have appeared that have been critical of the variety of capitalism that seemingly dominates the Canadian and American business communities. Some offer “fixes” and others are jeremiads; others suggest alternatives instead of fixes. Find one, register your choice on the appropriate space on Desire2learn, and produce an analytical paper that is no more than 10-20% a simple exposition of the idea and its logic, but is at its core a critical examination of the ideas the writer or writers present. It should demonstrate your critical and creative thinking. Do not consult other sources.
Criteria used for evaluation are: clear writing, fairly and succinctly representing the author’s thesis and argument, solid critical thesis statement, and material analysis and discussion incorporating criticisms.
The derivative oral presentation will be limited to the exposition and the question of usefulness of the ideas for you not more than 2 minutes of summary and 5-8 minutes of critical insight. This will be presented in class using a prerecorded video presentation. This allows several attempts by a student until a presentation that meets the student’s own standards is ready to be shared.
the book I use is: Lewitt, M.E. (2010). The Death of Capital: How Creative Policy Can Restore Stability.