What we do and Why we do it:
Pluralist, Progressive and Sustainable Economic Thinking and Policy
The Faculty of Economics sees a lack of progress or realism in the world economy with bankrupt ideas and hopelessly outdated models. We work at the cutting edge of todays 21st century challenges in Alternative Economics and keep a totally Real World Perspective in our Economics.
All the members of our team are interdisciplinarily and pluralist in their training.
The aim ot the Faculty od Economics is to enhance courses, research and policy proposals to create an economy for everyone to share and have a healthy and pleasant life with enough to eat, freedom to express themselves and their thoughts, so long as they dont hurt others, and with safe and clean air, water and soil.
We believe that neo classical and neo liberal economics, has had its day, and is now causing mahem world wide.We use stats and maths to understand the Real World. Not to fabricate meaningless and boring formula dreamt up by people who have never worked in the real world and who have no scientific background or understanding about sustainability and the physical aspects of the world.
We know that production needs to be locallised again, that meaningless globalisation -wizing useless things around the world is the cause of untold slavery, misery, exploitation and pollution and climate change and is hollowing out whole economies of countries and now entire regions of the globe. Far from creating jobs, it is actually decimating them wholesale. Its time to stop and to start to encourage local economic progress and production. Its above all time to get the Supply Chains Real, stop the bullying, stop the bribery, stop the corruption which now seems to be endemic everywhere as systems struggle to scroll down into the detail of global payments, food supply and activity which is so vast that no one not even bankers have the faintest clue what they are working with or selling. Its time to stop and to re-educate ourselves. All the larger companies need to start paying the fair rate of tax, and paying decent wages for decent jobs. We urgently want to hear how they will be repairing the cruelty and hurt they have caused their workers, and the shame they have brought on their users. Financial institutions, corporations, investors, consumers and governments need to rethink the current economic, social and political setting.
Our leadership role in pluralist, progressive and sustainable economic thinking has been acknowledged and invitations received from all sorts of quarters, including The United Nations, the National Government School, the Cabinet Office, the EU, and most recently the Luxembourg Government.