Political Economy of the City Intensive

Schools of Public Engagement: Milano General Curriculum

Non-Liberal Arts

Undergraduate Course

Graduate Course

Degree Students

Political Economy the City Int

Winter 2023

Taught By: Oscar Sosa Lopez

Section: A

CRN: 5419

Credits: 3

This course will look at the political economy of the United States starting from the assumption that it is American Apartheid Capitalism that we must understand. The roots of this lie in the era of Reconstruction, but we then explore an important evolution through the growth of American imperialism, Keynesian economics, and neoliberalism, but always entwined with Apartheid, to make a particularly toxic mix for all involved, and certainly for the American City. Karl Marx, in the Economic Manuscript of 1864-65, wrote, “The tremendous power [ownership of the land] gives to landed property, when it is combined together with industrial capital in the same hands enables capital practically to exclude workers engaged in a struggle over wages from the very earth itself as a dwelling place.” These words take on a new meaning as 30 million people, unemployed in the this era of COVID, face eviction, and the Republican controlled government has refused to provide relief. The intensive course limits our time to reflect and digest. We will not be able to read a mass of books, so our readings will be focused on a series of principles. We will also discuss the New York Times when we meet. Based on what you have read, seen and considered, you will write a short essay (2-3 pages) on the topics of 6 modules, and a final 5-page essay on the topic, “Economics, history and health.”

College: Schools of Public Engagement (NS)

Department: Milano General Curriculum (NMIL)

Campus: New York City (GV)

Course Format: Seminar (R)

Modality: Online - Synchronous

Max Enrollment: 18

Add/Drop Deadline: N/A
Online Withdrawal Deadline: N/A

Seats Available: Yes

Status: Open*

* Status information is updated every few minutes. The status of this course may have changed since the last update. Open seats may have restrictions that will prevent some students from registering. Updated: 5:00pm 7/4/2022 EDT

Meeting Info:

Days: Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday

Times: 10:00am - 2:00pm

Building: TBD

Room: TBD

Date Range: 1/3/2023 - 1/13/2023