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Spring 2023 Research Project One: Due - Friday, March 17, 2023

Capitalism and Democracy - Research Project One Question

Book Excerpts (Traditional Analyses)
  • [Book] Interest Group Politics - Loomis and Cigler
  • [Book] Free Speech Requires Campaign Money - Smith
  • [Book] The Road to Serfdom - Hayek
  • [Book] Socialism: An Economic and Sociological Analysis - Von Mises
  • [Book] Capitalism and Freedom - Friedman
  • [Book] American Democracy in Peril - Hudson
  • Does Capitalism Cause Democracy? - Bailey
  • Socialism or Capitalism? A Soho Forum Debate - Epstein
  • How Socialism Leads to More Domination of Workers than Free Markets - Somin
  • The Case for Congress - Hamilton
  • Book Excerpts (Critical Analyses)
  • Rigged: How Globalization and the Rules of the Modern Economy Were Structured to Make the Rich Richer - Baker
  • [Book] The Divine Right of Capital - Kelly
  • [Book] Democracy for the Few - Parenti
  • [Book] America Beyond Capitalism - Alperovitz
  • [Book] Myth America: Democracy vs. Capitalism - Boyer
  • [Book] Who Rules America? - Domhoff
  • The Power of the Rich - Tabb
  • [Book] "This Land is Your Land" - Hightower
  • [Book] Is That A Politician In Your Pocket? - Sifry and Watzman
  • Magazine, Journal, and Web Articles
  • Capitalism is Antithetical to Democracy - Urie
  • Why Capitalism is in Constant Conflict With Democracy - Wolff
  • Capitalism and the Illusion of Democracy - Urie
  • Varoufakis Details Vision for Ending 'Global Empire of Capital' to Avert Catastrophe - Varoufakis
  • Some Reflections on Systemic Racism and Capitalism - Gendrault
  • With Western Imperialism Decline, Capitalism Is in Crisis -- a New Phase Is Emerging - Romeiro Hermeto
  • Why Work Sucks: Capitalist Alienation and Socialist Human Potential - Koulouris
  • Are You Working For A Psycho? - Bakan
  • Capitalism and Democracy "Don't Mix Very Well" - Street
  • Internet Websites on Corporate Power and Democracy
  • Program on Corporations, Law, and Democracy
  • Multinational Monitor
  • Center for Public Integrity
  • United for a Fair Economy
  • Public Citizen
  • Spring 2022 Research Project Two: Due - Friday, May 19, 2023

    Government in the Future - Research Project Two Question

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    Books / Articles / Reports / Documents / Websites (State Capitalism)
  • State Capitalism - Wikipedia
  • The Rise of State Capitalism - The Economist
  • The Political Economy of Chinese State Capitalism - Xing and Shaw
  • State Capitalism 2.0 Is Here, and It's Not Going Away Anytime Soon - The Conversation
  • State Capitalism Comes of Age: The End of the Free Market? - Bremmer
  • The Rise of State-Controlled Capitalism - NPR
  • State Capitalism vs. the Free Market: Which Performs Better - Schuman
  • Books / Articles / Reports / Documents / Websites (State Socialism)
  • State Socialism - Wikipedia
  • S Is For State Capitalism - Haynes
  • The Little Red Book - Mao Tse tung
  • Fidel Castro History Archive - Marxists.org
  • Lenin Selected Works - Lenin Works Index
  • Books / Articles / Reports / Documents / Websites (Libertarian Socialism)
  • Libertarian Socialism - Wikipedia
  • Libertarian Socialism: The Politics of Black and Red - Prichard
  • Why Do Anarchists Oppose State Socialism? - Anarchist FAQ
  • If You Don't Like Capitalism or State Socialism, What Do You Want? - Alperovitz
  • The Theory of State Capitalism - Hadden
  • Books / Articles / Reports / Documents / Websites (Libertarian "Anarcho" Capitalism)
  • Anarcho-Capitalism - Wikipedia
  • State Capitalism Versus Free Markets - Bandow
  • The Morality of Capitalism: What Your Professors Won't Tell You - Palmer
  • Capitalism: The Libertarian Vision - Brandon
  • Libertarianism vs. Radical Capitalism - Biddle
  • Spring 2023 Final Research Project: Due - Friday, May 19, 2023

    The Four Theories of American Government - Final Research Project Question

    Text Assignments for Spring 2023 (Due: Upon Completion of Lecture)

    Recent Articles, Documentaries, and Websites of Interest for US Government Students:

  • The War on Journalism: The Case of Julian Assange
  • A Message From the Future II: "Years of Repair"
  • The Political Compass
  • Testing Theories of American Politics: Elites, Interest Groups, and Average Citizens - Gilens and Page
  • Measuring Rates of Return for Lobbying Expenditures: An Empirical Analysis Under the American Jobs Creation Act - Alexander, Scholz, and Mazza
  • The Powell Memo (also known as the Powell Manifesto) - Reclaim Democracy!
  • A Century of War - RT Documentary
  • The Collapse of the American Empire? - The Agenda with Steve Paikin
  • Corruption is Legal in America - Represent.Us
  • Unbreaking America: A NEW Short Film about Solving the Corruption Crisis - Represent.Us
  • The Lie We Live [Smart Kid - A Nice Wake-Up Call] - Spencer Cathcart
  • War Is A Racket - Major General Smedley Butler
  • Four Horsemen - Documentary (Great Stuff! Check This Out!)
  • Empire Files: Peter Joseph & Abby Martin on Abolishing Capitalism
  • The Propaganda Multiplier:How Global News Agencies and Western Media Report on Geopolitics - Swiss Propaganda Research
  • Tipping Point: The End of Oil - Documentary
  • Capitalism Never Solves Its Crises; It Moves Them Around Geographically - RSAnimate
  • Two American Families - Frontline Documentary
  • Global Wealth Inequality: What You Never Knew You Never Knew - therules.org
  • Wealth Inequality in America - therules.org
  • Billionaire Bonanza: The Forbes 400 and the Rest of Us - Institute for Policy Studies
  • Park Ave: Wealth, Poverty, and the American Dream - Documentary
  • Shadows of Liberty - Documentary (Mass Media)
  • Plutocracy in America - Brenner
  • Addicted To War - Andreas
  • Consent Without Consent: Reflections on the Theory and Practice of Democracy - Chomsky
  • The Untouchables - Frontline Documentary
  • The Crisis of Civilization - Documentary
  • Let Your Life Be A Friction That Stops The Machine - Class War Films
  • Political Fraud - Class War Films
  • Financial Crime - Class War Films
  • Imperial Decay - Class War Films
  • WikiRebels - Documentary
  • Overdose: The Next Financial Crisis - Documentary
  • The Purchase of Our Republic - Falkson
  • Empire Under Obama: Counterinsurgency, Death Squads, and the Population as the Target - Marshall
  • Why Isn't Wall Street in Jail? - Taibbi
  • Smash the Control Machine - Otep Rocks!
  • The Story of Stuff Project
  • The World is Coming to an End - Prince Ea
  • The Final Word from My Two Favorite Comedians of All Time on "The Big Question"