Explore Prosperity & Freedom…
Join others in the search for answers to the age-old questions of how to live together in prosperity and freedom. As a structure, this introductory course uses the following topics, but conversations can go far beyond.
The ten weekly sessions explore central questions through discussion, observation and conversation.
How freedom and prosperity are possible
Core themes – Click below to explore the themes included in the course:
We start by exploring the scope of economics, the nature of justice and how justice operates in the economic realm.
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.
We look at the business of making a living and how important work is for our welfare.
This session is about exchange, trade and how the market works. We also explore the limits of the market.
We explore what credit and money are with examples to show how credit can work to enhance our freedom and prosperity.
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.
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