After completing Introductory Economics recently
Term Dates: 03 May - 18 July 2021 (half term 31 May - 06 June)
Having attended the “Introductory Economics with Justice” course and appreciated what it offers, you are encouraged to join next term’s follow-on course “Ideas - Economics with Justice Part 2”.
The coronavirus has shaken the world’s economy, financial systems, governments, and peoples. It has also revealed fault lines in our societies that has intensified the suffering for many. We may have almost forgotten that last big world-wide shock, the 2008 financial catastrophe; it revealed similar fault lines.
Could now be the time to re-examine the economic and philosophical ideas behind economic theories informing government policy and shaping our world? Is now the time for a revolution in understanding that restores justice to economics? John Maynard Keynes, a revolutionary economist in his day, suggested:
"The ideas of economists and political philosophers, both when they are right and when they are wrong, are more powerful than is commonly understood. Indeed, the world is ruled by little else."
“Ideas - Economics with Justice Part 2” builds on the fundamental principles touched on so far, using them to critically examine some of the key ideas that influence the way we think and the way we relate to others in the world economic community.
Classes will be on Zoom, each session being 75 minutes long.