TO THE EDITOR:
PPE (Philosophy, Politics and Economics) reading groups exemplify the threat wealthy political actors pose to our university’s intellectual independence.
Groups meet weekly at Gourmet Kingdom over the course of a semester to discuss a selected socio-economic text. The dinner and books are paid for by the PPE Program and any student can apply.
Selected books include Hayek’s The Road to Serfdom, Adam Smith’s Wealth of Nations and the more recent Why Nations Fail.
The goal of the PPE program is to study the organizations and institutions that shape the world, understanding “how they work, appreciating their interactions, seeing their impact, and being able to assess their value”.