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.


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


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,



2:42 am on May 5, 2020