Democratic Capitalism

Joseph Blasi and
Douglas Kruse (Human Resource Management)

How can the American economy have both broader ownership of wealth and be efficient? Using discussion and film we will explore the most effective and just way to organize an economy in light of the recent economic crisis. We’ll look at broad-based worker ownership and profit sharing in large and small American corporations and alternative ways of investing the savings of citizens in order to promote more broadened wealth. Sessions will explore the ideas, the history, the examples, the government policies, and the possible careers for students involved. From studying Google to looking at a worker cooperative manufacturing of solar panels, we will bring in sociology, economics, history, ethics, management, and labor studies to inform our understanding of modern capitalism.

Course Number: 
01:090:101 section 07 index 28101