Introduction:  The modern U.S. economy was not accidental.  Key contributors for

Introduction: The modern U.S. economy was not accidental. Key contributors forged the ideas that influence the functions of the current 21stcentury America economy. Description or Procedures: Students must investigate whether the United States is truly a capitalist country. In doing so students will locate quotes or original excerpts fromAdam Smith Karl Marx John Keynes andMilton Friedman. Make a reference list of their sources using a reference page that contains solid reputable articles that explain these economists contributions to economic theory. Each of these authors has a distinct ideological perspective on global economic systems. It is the students responsibility to discover what each theorist believed and how they compare to each other. Provide an accuratesummary sectionof each article then must write ananalytical section and finally write aconclusion pagecomparing the four theorists and deciding the value of their contributions to the field of economics. The results will be (A)four one-page summaries (B)four one-page analytical sections (C) aone-page conclusion and (D) thereference page. Materials Needed: Excerpts fromAdam Smith Karl Marx(can use English translations) John Keynes andMilton Friedman. Learning Objective(s): Understanding how entire economies function and are driven or influenced by an economic ideology.

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