School of New Economics

Loring, Marion
Year Published:  1977  
Pages:  6pp  
Resource Type:  Article
Cx Number:  CX415

The above brochure outlines the goals and courses of the School of New Economics in Peace River, Alberta. This school challenges the assumptions of the traditional study of economics and argues that "fundamental changes in economic theory and practice are essential for the truly human society.

Abstract:  The above brochure outlines the goals and courses of the School of New Economics in Peace River, Alberta. This school challenges the assumptions of the traditional study of economics and argues that "fundamental changes in economic theory and practice are essential for the truly human society. "The old economics are based on a false concept of men and have led to valuing things above people, quantity above quality. This school strives to change people's attitudes about competition, values and growth, and to suggest alternative economics for communities and regions.
Participants are examining elementary text books on basic economics, for example, village economy, ecological and sociological bases; alternative economies, (e.g. Ghandian) and the synthesis of the above studies with a view to making concrete proposals for an improvement of the economic system.
A number of study systems are available to the student: group exchange, correspondence courses, conventions, workshops, and full-time residency. One practical goal is to place those involved with the school, in the "local marketplace" to enhance their learning.
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