Introductory Economics with Justice - January 2023
This in person course will be offered in our London School location, at the following address: 11 Mandeville Place, London, W1U 3AJ.
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Term Dates: 16 January - 02 April 2023 (half-term 13-18 February)
Times are tough. War, climate change, rising prices and inequality are today’s headlines. Are these inevitable, or can we start working for a different world, one where we can all find prosperity and freedom?
History shows that whenever people work together, they can create great wealth. But for you to get rich do I have to suffer? For me to get rich do you have to suffer? If we both want to prosper can we do it without impoverishing someone else?
But how should we do that? This vital and challenging question is at the heart of our courses. So many of today’s ills spring from the prevailing concept of economics being independent of fairness and morality.
This 10 session course addresses economics as a human subject, the study of relationships between individuals, institutions and communities; based on human values. Hence the importance of what we value, what ethical standing we hold. Each session features a topic presentation designed to encourage discussion and reflection. Come and join us in this fascinating exploration.
10 weekly sessions
Online classes will be held online via Zoom and each one lasts 75 minutes.
Our London in-person course will be two hours but will include a short break for refreshments.
Choose a day and time from above that suits you.
The School of Philosophy and Economic Science wants to give everyone the opportunity to discover the value of our courses. So if you are keen to do the course, but can’t afford the fee, do still enrol and pay what you can afford. If you are in this situation, please contact the office who will be very happy to make the arrangements.
London In-Person Course Location
11 Mandeville Place London W1U 3AJ
Alternative In-Person Course
In-person Economics with Justice is also being offered in January in Sussex and Croydon.
Economics with Justice
We start by exploring the scope of economics, the nature of justice and how justice operates in the economic realm.
The Nature of Society
We look at the structure of human society starting with the family and how the different elements contribute to the general level of prosperity and freedom.
We examine what wealth actually is, how it is produced and how it may be more fairly distributed.
We explore our dependence on the natural world and the importance of our relationship with it for our prosperity and well-being.
Work - Our Contribution
We look at the business of making a living and how important work is for our welfare.
Do as you would be done by
This session is about exchange, trade and how the market works. We also explore the limits of the market.
Credit and Money
We explore what credit and money are with examples to show how credit can work to enhance our freedom and prosperity.
Responsible and irresponsible banking
We look at banks, their role, what happens when things go wrong and how banks can work effectively for the good of the economy.
We look at how taxation works, what its effects are and suggest a more just approach.
We reflect on the term in the light of some of the great philosophical teachings and consider how they may apply to the realm of Economics.