Economics with Justice – introductory course

This course is currently being offered FREE –

a £10.00 administration charge (non-refundable) applies.

Can viewing Economics as a human study – based on the principles of justice, fairness and natural law – help us understand our world better?

Economics with Justice seeks to show that freedom and prosperity are possible for people everywhere, provided we follow economic laws and aim for a fair outcome from our economic arrangements.

Attending this course over ten weekly sessions, you’ll meet a fresh approach to many of the major issues of our time, and examine the economic principles at work in society which may help us to live together in peace and prosperity.

The course is non-political and aims to avoid any ideologies.  Rather it examines economics from first principles, asking basic questions including: How does wealth arise?  What is money? What is credit (and debt)? How should personal effort and enterprise be rewarded?  Why does poverty arise and how can it be avoided? Is this fair?  And how does all this relate to the world in which we live?

The course, which includes a Saturday Study Day with lunch, is currently being offered FREE (apart from a £10 administration charge).

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Further questions addressed during the Economics with Justice course include:

  • What makes people free?
  • Why are so many people “wage slaves”?
  • Why do some people earn many times what others earn?
  • What makes countries wealthy?
  • Why are there so many rich people in poor countries and so many poor people in rich countries?
  • How can economic injustice be reduced and economic freedom established?

The course provides a simple introduction to the principles of economics that embraces justice and prosperity for all.  While adhering to these principles, it enquires into pragmatic solutions to real-world problems, rather than creating an imagined utopia.  Some of the themes considered during the ten weeks of the introductory Economics with Justice course include:

  1. Economics in daily life
  2. The cycle of transformation
  3. The nature of society
  4. The nature of credit
  5. What is money?
  6. How is wealth produced; and an introduction to banking
  7. Can tax be fair?
  8. Justice and public revenue
  9. International trade
  10. Freedoms and duties

Throughout the course, students are encouraged to challenge and ask questions, and especially: What is really happening here?  Is this description true?  Is this fair?  And is this fair to everyone?

Study Day:

In addition to the weekly sessions the course includes a Saturday study day, with lunch provided, where economic principles can be studied in depth in the company of fellow students.  The study day will often include an opportunity to consider topical economic questions in the light of the principles considered during the course.  Alternatively, questions that have arisen during the term which are not addressed directly by the course material may be examined.

The date of the Study Day will be announced early in the term.

Locations and dates.

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The second and third terms of the Economics with Justice course consider the themes addressed during the first term in greater depth, and examine further topics.



thought for the week

If we are not fully ourselves, truly in the present moment, we miss everything.

Titch Nhat Hanh (1926 – )