Objectives for the students – Gain awareness of the national economy, household economy and private economy as well as get chances to discuss possible routes towards a sustainable society both locally and globally. - gain awareness of and increase their involvement in the social economy. - develop the ability to critically examine social conditions. - develop skills and confidence to argue and influence the development of the society.
Tutorial N.B. This is only guidance to some of the key aspects of the problems with putting together the crew. As you work, you will probably come across other aspects you’ll need to look further into.
Economic system There are three interdependent and mutually reinforcing pillars of sustainable development - economic development, social development and environmental protection. In order for the Santa Maria to function, there must be economic sustainability. In history there have been different views on how this can be achieved and so far no system has worked our very well. How are the wages for different jobs being determined? o Same wage for everyone? o Set wages according to profession? What kind of professions will have high wages? What kind of professions will have low wages? o Products of market forces (supply and demand)? How will payment for goods and services be done? o Money? o Barter? o Other system? Will there be equality between the sexes according to wages? Will the crewmembers have to pay for something on board?
o What will be for free? o What kind of things will be charged for? Will it be possible for crew members to form own businesses? o If so, what kind of businesses will be allowed? o Which ones will not be allowed? Will there be a banking system where crew members borrow money with interest?
Welfare benefits Welfare is for giving money to people for important needs. Welfare money is given mostly by the government to help the homeless, old, sick, and disabled people (people who cannot help themselves), and also helps children. This gives of course the people social security but a too generous welfare system can also cause financial problems for governments. Will crew members with illness or disability get financial support? o Same wage as before o A percentage of the ordinary wage? ď‚ˇ How many %? o Aid in some other way Will crew members that are taking care of their children get financial support? o Same wage as ordinary? o A percentage of the ordinary wage? ď‚ˇ How many %? o Aid in some other way Will crew members that are too old to work get financial support? o Same wage as ordinary? o A percentage of the ordinary wage? ď‚ˇ How many %? o Aid in some other way