Saturday 9:30am - Economics and the Possibility of Civilization

Regular price £60.00

Time: 9:30am - 10:45am on Saturdays

Term Date: 23 January - 03 April

Half Term: 20 February

Presenter: John Franck

At a dinner given in his honour John Maynard Keynes proposed a toast "To economics and economists as trustees of the possibility of civilization". This infers that economics must have a concept of civilization as a normal development of human society which is efficient, desirable and feasible.

In this open-ended course a lengthy introduction will be devoted to assembling the concepts, methods and definitions used in the study of economics, and outlining the range of discrete subjects essential to the formulation of public economic policy such that all citizens might flourish, prosper and be splendid.

The subject is challenging with exciting possibilities. The only requirement is a lively interest in current affairs.

Classes will be held online via Zoom.