Ethical capitalism

Ethical capitalism

Ethical capitalism

Economics for Quakers

Language: english

Note: 4.4/5 (14 notes) 7,098 students

Instructor(s): Chris Sivewright

Last update: 2022-02-05

What you’ll learn

  • Quaker values applied to economics
  • Economics from a viewpoint perhaps not considered before



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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.

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Part 1: Quakers and economics

  • Why do Quakers want a new economy?

  • 10 principles

  • 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

Part 3

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

Part 4

Quakers and animals


Ethical capitalism

Who this course is for

  • Economics students who value new approaches to Economics
  • Philosophy students who wish to consider subjects outside their central area
  • All and everyone interested in the impact of Economics on Society – and vice versa


Course content

  • Friendly advice
    • Friendly advice
  • Please watch this first!
    • Please watch this first!
  • Introduction
    • The Oxford Diploma
    • Why do Quakers want a new economy?
    • Why do Quakers want a New Economy (pt 2)
    • The Ten Principles (in brief)
    • A society’s values and beliefs matter for its economy
    • The enhancement of all life
    • Over-consumption
    • Equal right to access
    • Participation in Community Life
    • People First
    • Money
    • A fundamental equality is recognised
    • The tax system redistributes
    • Business structure
    • A revitalised, participative and more truly representative democracy
    • Conclusion
    • Quaker view of tax
    • Tax Justice and Peace (part 1)
    • Tax Justice and Peace (part 2)
    • Tax Justice and truth
    • Tax Justice and Equality
    • Tax Justice and Simplicity
    • Quakers and conscientious objection to taxation for military purposes
    • We need to talk…
    • Tax and Brexit
  • Masks
    • Face covering rules
    • Why the rule change?
    • And on public transport?
    • And on public transport? (Part 2)
    • Do face coverings work?
    • Studies
    • Studies (Part 2)
    • Studies (Part 3)
    • Studies (Part 4)
    • Freedom
    • All change!
    • Confusion
    • Me? Ill? No!
    • Return to the evidence
    • Who is protected?
    • How many people need to wear masks to reduce community transmission?
    • Why am I wearing a mask if I am practising social distancing?
    • What to know before buying a face mask?
    • What to know before buying a face mask? (Part 2)
    • Homework
    • Homework (Part 2)
    • Homework (Part 3)
    • Homework (Part 4)
    • Homework (Part 5)
    • Confusion
  • Learning and Mind Maps
    • Teaching is the art of causing learning (part 1)
    • Teaching is the art of causing learning (part 2)
    • Teaching is the art of causing learning (part 3)
    • Mind maps
    • Mind maps (part 2)
  • Improving your English (Optional)
    • Introduction
    • Lesson 1
    • Lesson 2
    • Lesson 3
    • Lesson 4
    • Lesson 5
    • Lesson 6
    • Lesson 7
    • Lesson 8
  • Bonus
    • Bonus


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