A 16-week Economics course for private schools, home schools, and cooperatives
"Economics may very well be the most practical, relevant and life changing course your high school student will ever take!"
OIKONOMIA: Economics for life and purpose
is a high school honors level economics course built around the highly acclaimed Common Sense Economics textbook and Jay Richard’s Money, Greed, and God. The course also includes over 40 articles and 100 video segments that bring essential economic principles to life. Economic principles, when considered through a Christian worldview, best equip students to understand the world around them and to find greater purpose in their work and calling.
"Economics is not about things and tangible material objects; it is about men, their meanings and actions…He who wants to deal with [these meanings] must not look at the external world; he must search for them in the meaning of acting men.”
—Ludwig von Mises, father of the Austrian School of Economics
Economics is about us—how we, as human persons, act and interact everyday—how we make choices, buy, sell, trade and work. With this understanding, it is easy to see why it is important for the Christian to approach economics in light of biblical truth—the ultimate authority on who we are, and why we act the way we do. Because of this, Oikonomia focuses on finding God's design, glory, and purpose in every economy of life: our families, communities, churches, and work.
This understanding of economics removes the veil that often shrouds complex, political or societal problems we see dominating today’s headlines, e.g., poverty, income inequality, wealth distribution, globalization, environmentalism and climate change. By combining a Christian worldview with a thoughtful study of economics, we prepare students to take their place in God’s economy.
Oikonomia challenges students to become men and women of character, to recognize their God-given talents and skills, to promote human flourishing through thoughtful, common sense approaches based on sound economic principles and, most importantly, it inspires students to take their part in God’s design for transforming their communities and culture—by God’s grace and for His glory.