Economics for Quakers
Notice: Please do NOT enrol on this course on impulse, thinking you might watch it later. Maybe show an interest on impulse, yes, but before you enrol, watch the Preview videos, read the Course Description and then make a decision. If you then enrol then please start the course as soon as possible. Watch the lectures, look at the workbooks and join in the discussions. Joining my courses is a serious business and I want you to get the most out of your study – but I also want you to enjoy the course.
That is why I am asking that you only enrol because you really want to and that you start the course intending to make full use of all the resources.
You will be very welcome.
Part 1: Quakers and economics
Why do Quakers want a new economy?
A Quaker view of tax
Goodbye to economic man
Quaker values and economic valuations
Quakers and national income
Part 2: essays to make you consider
The nature of money
Corporations and business
Economic misinformation debunked
Free trade, free markets, and morality
Development, aid, and foreign debt
Macroeconomics and national accounts
Interest, discount rates, and uncertainty
Externalities and environmental concerns
Behavioral and neuro-economics
Resources to make you think:
Good work in the new economy
This booklet examines employment and business structures to enhance human and non-human life.
Energy in the new economy
This booklet outlines how we can transition to a green and fair energy system.
Booklet 4 – Money, banks and finance in the new economy
This booklet explores how the banking system and money creation could be fairer.
Booklet 5 – The role of markets in the new economy
The booklet analyses how markets are framed within capitalist economies and how new economy markets differ.
Booklet 6 – Ownership in the new economy
The booklet reviews the political power of ownership and looks at examples of progressive and sustainable models for property stewardship.
Booklet 7 – Building the new economy
The final installment of the series sets out the resources, actions and ideas that are fundamental to our future economic wellbeing.
Quakers and economic justice
Quakers and animals