Foundations of Freedom
Instructor: Ben Kuehmichel
Course will meet for 16 weeks, beginning January 25th
and continuing through May 10th.
of Economic Thought
Introduction to Economic Thought
of Legal Thought
Practice of Law
Rebirth of Freedom
of Political Thought
Constitution of the united
brief History of the World in Economic and Legal Terms
Two Essays and one
Speech will be required of the student.
The first essay will be on economic policy and should
address, in light of topic in economics covered in this class, what the
economic policy of the united States should
be. The policy can be limited to a
particular idea (such as trade deficits or hard currency) or it can address the
economy as a whole. This essay should be
7-10 pages long, double spaced, with size 12 font. Due March 1st.
The speech will be delivered in class on March 29th. The speech should be at least 12 minutes long
and you should be ready to answer questions about it afterward. The topic of the speech can be any topic or
combinations of topics that we have covered but it must not duplicate the topic
of your first essay. Imagine that you
are on vacation and meet the president at some point. He invites you to dinner and boasts that the united States
is a truly free country. And you respond
The second essay should analyze the current government of
States and evaluate whether it acts as
Founding Fathers intended. Lay out the
Founders view of government and their ideas of life and liberty and compare it
to the view people hold today about government and the current ideas about life
and liberty. There are a number of
different angles that you could approach this topic from. You could address the claim that our
government was not founded on Christian religious principles. You could address the claim that the
government needs to be more involved.
You could address the current use of democracy as the governing form of
Etc. This essay should be 7-10
pages long, double spaced, with size 12 font. Due May 3rd.