Economics is essentially about people as individuals and societies: How we organise the societies in which we live, how we relate to each other and the Planet we inhabit and upon which we depend. How we may satisfy all our needs, not just our material needs.
We explore how it is possible for people to live together naturally, finding freedom and prosperity.
Providing the opportunity for freedom and prosperity is the greatest challenge of our time. To rise to this, the idea of Justice needs to be at the heart of economic thinking.
The course looks at the principles of wealth, credit, money and trade, but also how through the practice of truth and justice our economic arrangements may provide the opportunity for true human development for everyone.
The first term consists of 10 one-hour discussions, with further study in subsequent terms.