Objective Value

I know it's big no-no to impose one's values on others, but I don't see how this is not objectively the most interesting class of all time:

Economics 849: Graduate Public Finance I

Prof. Bryan Caplan, George Mason University

Course Focus:
The course provides a survey of public finance, or as I prefer to call it, "public economics." Over the past four decades, public economics has grown from a narrow focus on taxation to the comprehensive economic analysis of the public sector. In the first part of the course, we will study the fundamentals of public economics: efficiency analysis, public goods, taxation, voting, interest groups, political competition, and political collusion. After the midterm, we will turn to a variety of what I think of as "cutting edge" topics: empirical public opinion research, ideology, Wittman's critique of the political failure literature, Brennan and Lomasky's expressive voting model, the economics of anarchy, and my own theoretical and empirical work on voter irrationality.

The reading list is simply incredible: Landsburg, Lomasky, Bastiat, Rothbard, Caplan, Cowen, Friedman.

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