Its now July 6 and the U.S. is facing a major spike in Covid-19 following their premature opening of the economy. This seems likely to lead to further lockdowns in the months to come. Here in Quebec the situation is better although there are still new cases but for the time being we appear to be doing better as the number of new cases falls below 80, about the preceding average of the past five days, We cannot be complacent with such a deadly virus and the number of deaths remains a tragic legacy.
But this fall, I and my colleagues will be offering a full complement of courses for both undergraduate and graduate students online. In my case these will be Poli 204 and poli 610. In the case of Poli 204 which is an Introduction to Canadian politics there is an e book available, from the publisher or one can order the physical text from the publisher . The text is L.Tossuti, E.Mintz, K.Brock and D.Barrie,Canadian Politics Today Democracy, Diversity and Good Government, North York: Pearson, 2020 isbn 978-0-13-528447.
In the case of poli 610 the texts are John Maynard Keynes, The General Theory of Employment Interest and Money which is widely available;
Haroldchorneyeconomist, posts on Keynes, the deficit, debt management, monetarism, the depression of the 1930s, the financial crash and crises, quantitative easing, laissez-faire and the impact of covid- 19. A comprehensive list of the most important posts will be provided;
a biography of Keynes chosen from the following Robert Skidelsky, Keynes the Return of the Master; Peter Clarke,Keynes :The Twentieth Century ‘s Most influential economist; Zachary Carter, The Price of Peace:Money, Democracy and the Life of John Maynard Keynes ; Richard Davenport -Hines, Universal Man:The Seven Lives of John Maynard Keynes; Donald Moggridge,Maynard Keynes An Economist‘s Biography.
A.Fitzgibbons, Keynes‘s Vision
More details to follow including the Course outlines.