EC2#Week 1

1 What rules us?

According to John Maynard Keynes, it is ideas that rule us. Unfortunately, some ideas are not very supportive of freedom and prosperity for all. Even when such ideas are seen, it is not easy to find the wisdom to replace it with. We may have an idea of the best form of government; does it embrace the sense of justice that Plato’s Republic uses to compare government? Economics was initially influenced by the mechanistic view of the universe of early science; will it be influenced by the more holistic sense of modern physics?

There will be a brief summary of last term’s principles aim towards living peacefully in prosperity and freedom.