If SORAnomics Had A Textbook


To establish SORAnomic science, we need to create its textbook. Below is a suggested outline for it, roughly based on the format of The Wealth of Nations. Unlike Samuelson's or Marshall's Economics which focus on markets, production, and competition, our SORAnomics focuses ultimately on the society's happiness and the continuance of the human species. Unlike Economics which must be split into micro and macro, SORAnomics is united, as businesses, employees, and governments are seen as different parts of a single entity called a human society, working towards those ultimate goals.

ECONOMICS BY SAMUELSON

PART ONE: BASIC CONCEPTS
Chapter 1: The Fundamentals of Economics
Chapter 2: Markets and Government in a Modern Economy
Chapter 3: Basic Elements of Supply and Demand
PART TWO: MICROECONOMICS: SUPPLY, DEMAND, AND PRODUCT MARKETS
Chapter 4: Applications of Supply and Demand
Chapter 5: Demand and Consumer Behavior
Appendix 5: Geometrical Analysis of Consumer Equilibrium
Chapter 6: Production and Business Organization
Chapter 7: Analysis of Costs
Appendix 7: Production, Cost Theory, and Decisions of the Firm
Chapter 8: Analysis of Perfectly Competitive Markets
Chapter 9: Imperfect Competition and Its Polar Case of Monopoly 
Chapter 10: Oligopoly and Monopolistic Competition
Chapter 11: Uncertainty and Game Theory
PART THREE: FACTOR MARKETS: LAND, LABOR, CAPITAL, AND INCOME DISTRIBUTION
Chapter 12: How Markets Determine Incomes
Chapter 13: The Labor Market
Chapter 14: Land and Capital
Appendix 14: Markets and Economic Efficiency
PART FOUR: APPLIED MICROECONOMICS, INTERNATIONAL TRADE, GOVERNMENT, AND THE ENVIRONMENT
Chapter 15: Comparative Advantage and Protectionism
Chapter 16: Government Taxation and Expenditure
Chapter 17: Promoting More Efficient Markets
Chapter 18: Protecting the Environment
Chapter 19: Efficiency vs. Equality: The Big Tradeoff
PART FIVE: MACROECONOMICS: THE STUDY OF ECONOMIC GROWTH AND BUSINESS CYCLES
Chapter 20: Overview of Macroeconomics
Appendix 20: Macroeconomic Data
Chapter 21: Measuring Economic Activity
Chapter 22: Consumption and Investment
Chapter 23: Business Fluctuations and the Theory of Aggregate Demand
Chapter 24: The Multiplier Model
Chapter 25: Money, Banking, and Financial Markets
Chapter 26: Central Banking and Monetary Policy
PART SIX: ECONOMIC GROWTH AND MACROECONOMIC POLICY
Chapter 27: The Process of Economic Growth
Chapter 28: The Challenge of Economic Development
Chapter 29: Exchange Rates and the International Financial System
Chapter 30: Open-Economy Macroeconomics
PART SEVEN: UNEMPLOYMENT, INFLATION, AND ECONOMIC POLICY
Chapter 31: Unemployment and the Foundations of Aggregate Supply
Chapter 32: Ensuring Price Stability
Chapter 33: The Warring Schools of Macroeconomics
Chapter 34: Policies for Growth and Stability

SORAnomics

PART ONE: HUMAN NATURE
Chapter 1: Existence, Dharma, and the Human Mind (Metaphysics)
Chapter 2: Human Nature in the Context of the Self (Summary of Hume's Treatise of Human Nature)
Chapter 3: Morality  or Human Nature in the Context of Society or the Invisible Hand (Summary of Smith's Theory of Moral Sentiments)
PART TWO: SMALL-SCALE HUMAN SOCIETY
Chapter 1: Working Together
  • The Division of Labour
Chapter 2: The Market
  • Exchange, Svadharma, and the Invisible Hand
  • Consumption or Demand Motive
  • Social Markets and Social Trade
Chapter 3: Real and Nominal Value
  • Labour Theory of Value
  • Natural Price and Commodity-based Valuation from the Digression on Silver
Chapter 4: Money (as an Indicator of Nominal Value)
Chapter 5: Supply and Demand
  • The Natural Price Curve: Natural and Market Prices and Costs
  • The four types of revenue and four classes of people
  • Competition between and among the classes
Chapter 6: Capitals
  • Fixed, Circulating Capitals and Stock for Consumption
  • Real Capital: Skills, Knowledge, Equipment, Land, etc
  • Nominal Capital: Money
Chapter 7: Profits and Interest
Chapter 8: Wages and Labour
Chapter 9: Rent and Rude Produce
PART THREE: LARGE-SCALE HUMAN SOCIETY
Chapter 1: Purchasing Power and Societal Wealth
  • Value Trade Theory
Chapter 2: Banking, Central Banking, Insurance, and Financial Markets
Chapter 3: Money Supply, Exchange Rates
Chapter 4: International Trade
Chapter 5: Natural Economic Development
  • Cycles, Economic Policy, and Security, Justice, and Freedom
PART FOUR: THE GOVERNMENT OF SOCIETY
Chapter 1: Law, Justice, Beneficence and the Role of Government
Chapter 2: Defense and Security
Chapter 3: Operating Costs of Governments
Chapter 4: Public Works and Public Industries
  • Utilities and Essential Services
Chapter 5: Business Organizations 
  • Sole Proprietorships
  • Private corporations
  • Social Companies
Chapter 6: Practical and Moral Education
  • Roman Law on contracts
  • Liberalism (morality of the rich) vs Austerity (morality of the poor)
Chapter 7: Taxation
  • Government revenue sources
  • Taxation Maxims
  • Income Taxes
  • Sales Taxes
  • Property Taxes
Chapter 8: Public Debts
  • Government Bonds
  • Calculus
Chapter 8: Global Institutions
  • Mercantile Institutions: World Bank, WTO, IMF
  • SORAnomic Institutions: Bancor
PART FIVE: ECONOMIC THOUGHT
Chapter 1: History of Economic Thought
Chapter 2: Ruling Class -- Feudalism and Monarchy
Chapter 3: Merchant Class -- Mercantilism, Capitalism, and Global Capitalism
Chapter 4: Working Class -- Communism and Socialism
Chapter 5: Major Economic Sciences (Microeconomics, Macroeconomics)
Chapter 6: Offshoots Resulting from the Sophistry of  Economics (Behavioural Economics, Welfare Economics, Development Economics, etc)
Chapter 7: Extraplanetary SORAnomics for the Future Human Colonies outside of Earth
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