Explores controversies about the use of markets and market reasoning in areas such as organ sales, procreation, environmental regulation, immigration policy, military service, voting, health care, education, and criminal justice. The seminar will examine arguments for and against cost-benefit analysis, the monetary valuation of life and the risk of death, and the use of economic reasoning in public policy and law. Enrollment is limited to 14 students. Background in political theory or philosophy recommended.
Note: This course is cross-listed with GSAS as Government 2034.