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All The Questions About The Economy You Ever Wanted To Ask

Do free markets generate prosperity, and what could the alternatives be? What is money, and where does it come from? Why poverty, and how to fight it? Should we worry about government debt? How much inflation, if any, sustains economic growth? How are interest rates set? What causes wealth inequality, and how detrimental is it to society? What are the competing economic theories that inform governments around the world today? And we'll discuss more issues, as you come up with them. Oh, let's not ignore this one: How much can economies grow on a finite planet?
  • Who is it for?

    The course is designed as a very basic introduction to economics, so no prior knowledge of the discipline is assumed. No mathematics or jargon will be called for - but a curious and questioning mind.

  • What does it cover?

    Students should establish what they hope to get from the course and evaluate their own progress in understanding the issues debated by politicians, journalists, and in their discussions with friends and colleagues. Detailed feedback will be privately given on class contributions and assessed against stated objectives.

  • What will it be like?

    The tutor will introduce each issue (with visuals), place it in context, and reveal what is at stake, before opening to a lively, well-grounded general discussion

  • What else do I need to buy or do?

    Pen and paper, together with a curious and open mind, are the only requirements.

  • What could it lead to?

    Further courses in Economics, Politics, History or other Humanities and Social Sciences courses at the Centre

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All The Questions About The Economy You Ever Wanted To Ask

Do free markets generate prosperity, and what could the alternatives be? What is money, and where does it come from? Why poverty, and how to fight it? Should we worry about government debt? How much inflation, if any, sustains economic growth? How are interest rates set? What causes wealth inequality, and how detrimental is it to society? What are the competing economic theories that inform governments around the world today? And we'll discuss more issues, as you come up with them. Oh, let's not ignore this one: How much can economies grow on a finite planet?

24 September 2024 – 10 December 2024
Tuesday, 18:30 to 20:30
Course Code:430
£175 / £61
12 Meetings
High Street, Stratford
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