Term Date: 18 January - 4 April 2021 (half term 15 - 21 February)
Can viewing economics as the study of human relations in society – through a prism of justice, fairness and natural law – help us better understand the world and our place in it?
Our course in Economics with Justice seeks to show how freedom and prosperity are possible for people everywhere, provided we follow natural and elemental laws, and aim for fair outcomes in all our economic arrangements.
Enrol today for our stimulating and thought-provoking online course of ten weekly sessions, starting Monday 18 January.
Classes will be held online via Zoom and each one lasts 75 minutes. Choose a day and time that suits you.
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.