ECON 170

Industrial Organization: Theory and Tactics

Description: Lecture, three hours. Requisite: course 101. Enforced corequisite: course 170L. Not open for credit to students with credit for former course 170 or 171. Monopoly, collusion and competition, strategic firm behavior, nonprice competition with and without entry, pricing practices, antitrust. Comparison of economic and legal treatments of competitive process. Monopoly competition, and collusion as economic theory, as antitrust doctrine, and as fact. Source of monopoly. Predatory behavior. Misleading practices in theory and policy. General problem of relationship between private rights of action and competitive entry. P/NP or letter grading.

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This guy is a f*ing retard. I took Money and Banking and 106P with him, and he taught both the exact same way; with the same stat intro (why oh god), same lame Milton Friedman videos, same history of economics. He has no idea what is useful and what is not in the real world, which is probably why he is teaching econ at ucla in the first place. He jumps around his own notes, reads them so fast you have no idea what he is talking about, goes on tangents lasting 10-15 min about stupid stories that aren't even funny, only to return to the original point with the entire class pondering if he is a borderline schizophrenic. Sounds fun? It would be if his tests actually tested what he teaches. But this bastard tests you on everything in his syllabus, from his outdated useless econ text to his beloved Milton Friedman videos. Man-crush much Bruce? Or are you just a lazy f*ing a**hole? He only teaches about 1/3 of the material, leaving you to learn the rest. YAY!!! Ohhh but I'm forgetting something. That's right, the best part about Bruce Brown is that he makes mistakes. Tons of them. But he doesn't catch them, because he has the handwriting of a child and it would probably make his own head explode looking through his own notes for errors. Sometimes I wonder if he makes them on purpose to test our knowledge of the material, but the dumbfounded look on his long face when he gets caught erases any hints of precognition. Bruce boobooed. I came to ucla expecting to learn my ropes, learn economic concepts that are affecting the world, and maybe finding something interesting to latch onto so I can make a living. This bastard ruined econ for me. He is not fit to teach college, high school, and I'd be damned if anyone lets him near kids, they just might turn out retarded like Bruce. So what do I think of him? If I were drunk enough I'd beat him and make him my _____.
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