I Disagree with Amartya Sen

From: Steve Cooper
Sent: Monday, May 04, 2020 10:53 AM
To: Walter Block <wblock@loyno.edu>
Subject: Fwd:

The article Capitalism Beyond the Crisis, from 2009, has much relevance to the COVID-19 crisis.

Steve

Sen, Amartya. 2009. “Capitalism Beyond the Crisis.” March 26;

https://www.nybooks.com/articles/2009/03/26/capitalism-beyond-the-crisis/?utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=NYR%20Art%20and%20incarceration%20Oslo%20Montana%20Farah%20Al%20Qasimi&utm_content=NYR%20Art%20and%20incarceration%20Oslo%20Montana%20Farah%20Al%20Qasimi+CID_0e38360191bd29c0504dfa5f6500eff4&utm_source=Newsletter&utm_term=Capitalism%20Beyond%20the%20Crisis

Dear Steve:

I sharply disagree with Sen.

He says this: “Some defenders of unfettered capitalism who resist change are convinced that capitalism is being blamed too much…”

He thinks we had “unfettered capitalism” in 2008. If a student of mine said that, I’d fail him

Best regards,

Walter

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2:42 am on May 5, 2020