It seems that students at Stanford University will not be taught about the greatness of capitalism and how it’s the only moral economic system in the world today. The university’s popular course was titled “Moral Foundations of Capitalism” that, unlike most secondary and post-secondary institutions, portrayed capitalism and free markets in a positive light.
The course was first launched in light of the 2008 economic collapse and was taught by philosophy professor John McCaskey. In spite of its popularity and rave reviews, the Stanford Center for Ethics in Society (EiS) decided to allocate money elsewhere.
“The Center on Ethics in Society will play a role in supporting the creation of new courses and existing courses in ethical reasoning, and the Center decided to allocate its limited resources (human and financial) to this task in the coming years,” said Rob Reich, director of the EiS program, in a statement to the Stanford Review.
On McCaskey’s website, there are dozens of reviews noting how fantastic the course is and how great the professor is.
“Best instructor I have had at Stanford. Forced students to think clearly; did not let anyone get away with hand waving in class discussion. Got students to think without belittling them, an unusually rare skill. Great attitude towards students. I felt challenged and respected.”
“Excellent reading materials. Particularly the readings by Fitzhugh, von Mises, the Popes, and Rand. Get rid of the Gilder piece.”