Economics

Economics

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Evidently, something is wrong with current economic practice around the world. The main purpose of this series is to provide a brief, generally accessible,  introduction to a fresh approach to economics discovered by Bernard Lonergan in the 1930’s. In 1998, his results were published by the University of Toronto Press,  For a New Political Economy. However, Lonergan’s discovery has not yet been picked up by professional economists. This series sheds light on the importance of his  discovery and touches on the problem of a needed paradigm shift in culture and economics, the possibility of recovery and (ongoing) progress.

Evidently, something is wrong with current economic practice around the world. The main purpose of this series is to provide a brief, generally accessible, introduction to a fresh approach to economics discovered by Bernard Lonergan in the 1930’s. In 1998, his results were published by the University of Toronto Press, For a New Political Economy. However, Lonergan’s discovery has not yet been picked up by professional economists. This series sheds light on the importance of his discovery and touches on the problem of a needed paradigm shift in culture and economics, the possibility of recovery and (ongoing) progress.

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Preface to Economics Series

“[We are] calling for a system that works for all of us.”*

Why not begin with facts and data?

1. Early Economics

1. Early Economics

“Early Economics” is on the beginnings of economies. The setting is pre-history but the structure revealed is part of all economies, ancient and modern.

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2. Two Kinds of Work

“Two Kinds of Work” goes further and describes two kinds of work and two corresponding kinds of goods and services in any economy.

3.1 – 3.2 Modern Economics

3.1 – 3.2 Modern Economics

“Modern Economics” provides an ultra-brief glimpse of two kinds of supply and demand and financial structures in modern exchange economies.

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3.3 Challenging Questions for Future Follow Up

To go further, it will be important to get into details and instances.

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4. Economic Malpractice

“Economic Malpractice” peeks into aspects of contemporary models and financial structures that are inimical to economies, humanity and ecosystems.

5.1 – 5.2 Getting Our Act Together

5.1 – 5.2 Getting Our Act Together

In “Getting Our Act Together,” we touch on the larger context which includes culture and economics, recovery and the possibility of (ongoing) progress.

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5.3 Future Economics

“Future economics” considers how we might gradually and efficiently implement new thinking and new practices in cultures and economies around the world.

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6. Bibliography

References for further reading

*Melanie Gallant, Manager of Campaigns at Oxfam Canada, being interviewed, posted online,
“26 individuals are as wealthy as half of all humanity combined: Oxfam report,” CTVNews.ca,
Published Jan. 21, 2019 10:08 a.m. ET, Updated Jan. 21, 2019 2:50 p.m. ET,
https://beta.ctvnews.ca/national/world/2019/1/21/1_4262012.html