Assess the arguments, logic, assumptions and facts in term of different authors on the topic.
The paper should be about answering the following question: “Does greed drive economic success in capitalism and how or what are the consequence if it plays a role?”
There are two objectives. The first objective is to assess the arguments, logic, assumptions and facts in term of different authors on the topic. For this purpose, it is mandatory to use the papers and articles cited below. The second objective is for you to give your opinion. For that part you may use any other material. Other papers or articles may be very useful.
Organization: Basically, you should organize your paper the following way. All the papers mentioned below can be found through internet or through JSTOR at the library.
Introduction: It should start with general statements to introduce the subject and then you should explain what you will write about and the general content of the different parts.
Part 1: Present the arguments that the following authors put forward for arguing that greed is a main driver behind capitalism and that he has some costs. The papers and articles you have to use for that part are: Cohn, Steve, Allen Kanner, Tim Kasser and Richard Ryan. “Some Costs of American Corporate Capitalism:
Part 2: Present the arguments that the following authors put forward to defend the idea that capitalism is not adequately described when using the concept of greed as a driving force. Instead, competition is a healthy process of discovery taking into consideration multiple aspects of human affairs The papers you have to use for that part are: Kirzner, Israel. “The Economics of Greed or the Economics of Purpose”
It is mandatory to use the papers and articles cited above.
Part 3: you should offer some critics of those arguments, and finally you should indicate what you think about the topic. Do you think that greed is the driving force behind capitalism? To what extend should we consider greed when describing capitalism or market forces? What do you think about the possible consequences in the market process if we accept that greed plays a role? Notice that the list of the arguments in the papers you have to read is not exhaustive. The topic is even broad and difficult. The question asked may even doesn’t make sense. You can perfectly defend your positions in different ways or re-frame the discussion in another way. That is why it would be good to read other articles or material because you may get additional perspectives and ideas. It should reflect your opinion. You will be graded according to the quality of the paper (organization, quality of writing, etc…) and not on your opinion.