2.3 — An Intellectual History of Trade I: Feudalism — Class Notes


Tuesday, October 13, 2020


Today, we begin looking at an intellectual history of trade, in order to begin to trace out arguments for and against free trade. Today will takes us back to feudalism and up through mercantilism in Europe.

Readings and Discussion Board

See this week’s required readings. There are questions to help guide your readings there, and more instructions for the required Blackboard discussion board this week.


Live Class Session on Zoom

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Assignments: Discussion Board

This week we will have a discussion board on this week’s readings and general topics. You are expected to post there by Sunday 11:59 PM October 18, and will be graded for your posts. See more on today’s readings page, or the assignments page, for more information.