Tag: Capitalism

Seven fatal flaws in the financial system

Seven fatal flaws in the financial system

by David McIlroy, 20th December 2016 These seven observations were originally given as a talk at the launch of Jubilee Centre’s research report, Crumbling Foundations: a biblical critique of modern money, by Guy Brandon. There is far too much debt in the system Guy in his report explains how banks lend money into existence. But […]

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Wealth disparities and living wages

Wealth disparities and living wages

By Jonathan Tame, 20th January 2016 A report by Oxfam published this week shows that for the first time, the wealthiest 1% of the global population own more than the other 99% (you currently need a net worth of £533,000 to be in the top 1%). It also reveals the incredible figure that just 62 […]

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After Capitalism: Rethinking Economic Relationships by Michael Schluter and Paul Mills

After Capitalism: Rethinking Economic Relationships by Michael Schluter and Paul Mills

  The world is set to be in financial turmoil for some years to come. Searching questions are being asked about the future of Capitalism in the light of the European debt crisis, excessive levels of executive pay, short termism in share trading, and the dominance of the financial economy over the real economy of […]

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Welcome to Capitalism: Privatising Royal Mail

Welcome to Capitalism: Privatising Royal Mail

by Guy Brandon A lot of people are going to win big from today’s privatisation of Royal Mail, and a lot are going to lose out. The share offering has been hugely oversubscribed, with a ‘wall of money’ chasing the limited number of shares available. The result? A big spike in the price when the […]

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Reality Checkpoint: a film on the four big ‘-ism’s

Reality Checkpoint: a film on the four big ‘-ism’s

A day in the life of young graduate Dave illustrates how some of the core ideas of individualism and consumerism (philosophies at the personal level) and capitalism and statism (ideologies at society level) play out in everyday life.  After four conversations between Dave and a smug bank manager, pushy phone salesman, ambitious girlfriend and philosophical […]

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‘Reality Checkpoint’ to be screened at London Film Festival

‘Reality Checkpoint’ to be screened at London Film Festival

‘Reality Checkpoint’ will have its first public screening in London on 2nd September at the ‘I Will Tell’ Christian film festival. The theme focuses on cinematic portrayals of human relationships in various contexts around the world.

Reality Checkpoint explores the way different worldviews impact how we think and act. These five short films show how these worldviews affect a character called Dave.

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Welcome to Capitalism

Welcome to Capitalism

Welcome to Capitalism! The free market. Competition, laissez faire, private enterprise. Maximum profits, minimum hassle. Our world wouldn’t be the same without it. How else would we fund scientific development, grow companies, borrow money to buy a car or house? That’s the great thing about capitalism: one person’s spare money can be put to good […]

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Courses on horses II

Courses on horses II

by Guy Brandon There are a number of lessons for Christians to learn from the horsemeat scandal – aside from a national epidemic of equine-themed puns. It could hardly have come as a surprise when Environment Secretary Owen Paterson suggested that the presence of horse DNA in beef products could be due to an ‘international […]

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Booklet Review: Jubilee Roadmap by Guy Brandon

Booklet Review: Jubilee Roadmap by Guy Brandon

A biblical roadmap for the 21st century The way we think about our culture’s political, economic and social problems is flawed and confused. Society is not made up of distinct elements we can treat in isolation from each other. How we view one idea – the state; property ownership; the economy; the health of our […]

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Growth in inequality

Growth in inequality

by John Hayward Today’s report from the National Equality Panel disturbingly begins ‘Britain is an unequal country, more so than many other industrialised countries and more so than it was a generation ago.’ Its charts stress how ‘since the late 1980s income inequality has remained much higher than in the 1960s and 1970s; on some […]

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