Bob Cropf

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Greetings

In statistics on January 23, 2009 at 6:27 PM

Welcome students. The readings for next week are Friedman and O’Connor in the Peretz book. Think about how each author approaches the question of the government’s role in the economy. In some ways, both authors view the government as a threat but for different reasons…why?

How would you classify each author based on the categories discussed in class 2 weeks ago (interventionist, nonintervensionist, Marxian)? Why? How would each one view the type of fiscal stimulus package being considered by the Obama administration?

Useful Links
Milton Friedman’s Wikipedia entry
James O’Connor’s Wikipedia entry
Amazon.com’s review of O’Connor’s Fiscal Crisis of the State.
Milton Friedman on Charlie Rose

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