1 Exercising Responsibility
The cuckoo’s nest and the price for not taking responsibility; three-way responsibility-interconnectedness-unity; individual and collective responsibility; examples of truth and honesty.
Need for growth; natural growth; economic growth; national accounts and GDP deficiencies; qualities of growth; responsible growth.
Growing awareness of unsustainability; limits to growth; our common future; UN sustainable development goals; system of environmental and economic accounts; throughput; the doughnut; responsible, circular economy.
Are we free to live sustainably; society’s potential for freedom; human development and freedom; UN human development programme; the opposite - homo economicus; the common law; self-reliance.
Money and trust; the central bank; commercial banks; cash and convenience; cryptocurrencies and trust; spending money into existence and responsibility.
6 Capital and the commons
Definitions of capital; produced capital; natural capital; human capital; social capital; financial capital; the commons; capital and the commons.
7 Wealth and wellbeing
Wealth; wellbeing; beyond GDP; NZ’s wellbeing budget; conflation of produced and financial capital; real wellbeing and real wealth.
8 Who’s responsible?
Conditions at the point of interaction; examples of unjust conditions; changes required; what agencies are involved; encouraging responsibility.
9 Sufficiency and self-reliance
Nature’s provision; needs and desires; dependency; one with life; food; trade.
10 Privilege and responsibility
Unity-interconnectedness-responsibility; course summary; community and individual responsibility; what we share in common.