Part 3 – Economics for everyone

This course is a short guide to the economics of capitalism. You don’t need to be an economist to know a lot about economics. Everyone experiences the economy. Everyone contributes to it, one way or another…


Initial course Fees: 480 €.

The following discount is applicable on the Initial Fees above:

A special 20% discount on the initial Fees.

Sum payable after the discount: 384 €

In Advance Fees Payment – Early Entry (10%): 345,6 €

After the final Fees payment, students are provided with additional two months of free tuition for their complete assimilation of the Course. The cost of obtaining the Certificate of Attendance from ACTA Technovlastos Aristotle University of Thessaloniki is 99 euros.

Part 3 – Fees

Duration: 2 Months

Part 1 fees: 76,8 €.


  • Capitalism as a System
    11. Competition
    12. Investment and Growth
    13. Employment and Unemployment
    14. Dividing the Pie
    15. Capitalism and the Environment

My approach is not motivated by an “anti-expert” mentality. I would not want to be operated on by an untrained medical student. And people who make important economic decisions, and give important economic advice, should be formally trained in economics.

But debates over economic issues are not technical debates, where expertise alone settles the day. They are deeply political debates, in the broad sense of that word: distinct groups of people have distinct interests, they know their interests, and they naturally work to promote them.

This occurs everywhere in the economy – and economics shouldn’t pretend that it doesn’t. My main goal with this course has been to encourage non-experts to develop their natural, grass-roots interest in economics.


Jim Stanford is Economist and Director of the Centre for Future Work. He divides his time between Sydney, Australia and Vancouver, Canada. Jim is one of Canada’s best-known economic commentators. He served for over 20 years as Economist and Director of Policy with Unifor, Canada’s largest private-sector trade union (formerly the Canadian Auto Workers). He is quoted frequently in the print and broadcast media, and writes a regular column for the Toronto Star.

He is also the Harold Innis Industry Professor in Economics at McMaster University in Hamilton, Canada, and an Honorary Professor in the Department of Political Economy at the University of Sydney. Jim has also served for many years as a Research Associate and volunteer with the Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives.

Jim received his Ph.D. in Economics from the New School for Social Research in New York. He also holds an M.Phil. from Cambridge University, and a B.A. (Hons.) from the University of Calgary. Jim is the author of Economics for Everyone: A Short Guide to the Economics of Capitalism (second edition published by Pluto Books in 2015), which has been published in six languages. Stanford has written, edited or co-edited six other books, and dozens of articles and reports in both peer-reviewed and popular outlets.

He has provided research and advice through numerous federal and provincial government panels and inquiries on economic policy, innovation, jobs, and social policy. Jim is recognized for his ability to communicate economic concepts in an accessible and humorous manner.


Books by the author:

1. Economics for Everyone: A Short Guide to the Economics of Capitalism (with Tony Biddle) London; Ann Arbor, MI: Pluto Press, 2008.

2. Challenging The Market: The Struggle To Regulate Work And Income (with Leah F. Vosko and the Challenging the Market Conference), 2004.

3. Paper Boom: Why Real Prosperity Requires a New Approach to Canada’s Economy, Lorimer, 1999.

4. Power, Employment, and Accumulation: Social Structures in Economic Theory and Policy (with Lance Taylor and Ellen Houston) Armonk, N.Y. : M.E. Sharpe 2000.

5. Estimating the effects of North American Free Trade: A three-country general equilibrium model with “real- world” assumptions, 1993.

6. Social dumping under North American free trade, 1993.

7. Going south: Cheap labour as an unfair subsidy in North American free trade, 1991.


How to acquire

The student who has completed the Course he has chosen is entitled to obtaining:

Α) A Certificate of Attendance by ACTA – Technovlastos of Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, on request, at a cost of 99 euros.

(NOTE: The Certificate is sent by email.)


B) A KOTINOS with a Certificate of Attendance of the Course issued by HEPTAPOLIS – AVATAR e-Learning of HEPTAPOLIS TRILOGY N.G.O. (NOTE: The Certificate of Attendance is sent by email)

Part 3 - Economics for everyone

Module 3 – Economics for everyone
Part 3 – Economics for everyone
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