What to expect

Economic Justice is a course that offers a practical roadmap to prosperity and freedom for all. To enjoy the course you will need to bring an open heart and mind. Everything else is provided for the journey - a destination worth the effort, clearly defined stages and rules to negotiate all roadblocks and along the way you will learn a lot about the world we live in and how we can all make it a better place -practical philosophy meets economics - a match made in heaven!

Economic Justice

A 9 week course will begin on Tuesday 8th October, 5.45 – 7.15pm.

Enrolment fee €50 -Payable online or on first evening of enrolment.

Week 1

Humanity meets the Universe. In our first Session, we will look at today’s global economy, how human beings interact with the natural environment and the need for justice in the field of economics.

Week 2

Capital and the Production of Wealth. We will analyse wealth production as the cycle of transformation of naturally occurring material. We will then examine the concept of capital and how it relates to our present-day economy.

Week 3

The Market and the Importance of Location. The subject of this session is free exchange and its role in the functioning of markets. We will look at the importance of location and how this relates to economic success and failure.

Week 4

Credit and Banking. Economic activity relies on credit and in this session we will examine how genuine credit works, using micro-credit in Bangladesh as a case study. We will look at the role that civil society plays in economic activity.

Week 5

The Magic of Money. The subject of this session is money. What is money? How is it created? What is its role in a modern economy? We will also examine the theory of the firm and how this relates to economic justice.

Week 6

Distribution of Wealth. We will explore how the rental of land relates to the community. We will then look at the modern banking system and the role that interest plays in society and in the economy.

Week 7

Taxation. Governments need to extract revenue from the economy in order to function. We will examine how the present tax system works and the effects of taxation on the economy.

Week 8

Justice and Public Revenue. In this session, we will explore the principles of just taxation and look at alternative solutions from around the world.

Week 9

International Trade. We will consider the arguments for and against free trade and look at the reasons why today’s economic arrangements trap us in a perpetual cycle of boom and bust.

Week 10

Economics with Justice. In our final session, we will explore how the application of just economic principles can offer alternative outcomes for the future of humanity.

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