Tag: Economy

One thing to change the world

One thing to change the world

One thing to change the world: what’s yours?

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An Introduction to the Jubilee Centre

An Introduction to the Jubilee Centre

Watch this edited version of Jonathan Tame’s overview of the Jubilee Centre and its vision, which he gave at the 30th anniversary in September 2013.

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The rise of the new slavery: battling debt in the 21st century by Paul Mills

The rise of the new slavery: battling debt in the 21st century by Paul Mills

Economist Paul Mills outlines the effects of our high levels of public, corporate and private debt, exploring the idea that debt is a form of slavery with consequences that far outstrip its advantages of bringing forward future spending power. This lecture was given at the Jubilee Centre’s 30th anniversary on 14th September 2013. Listen online […]

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It’s not fair!

It’s not fair!

by Guy Brandon Justice… or mercy? ‘A future fair for all.’ ‘Building a fairer Britain.’ ‘We’re all in this together.’ Since the scale of the economic challenges facing the country became clearer in the run-up to the last election, the question has repeatedly arisen: who will suffer most when times are tough? Each party has […]

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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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What’s After Capitalism?

What’s After Capitalism?

by Guy Brandon The period of relative calm surrounding the future of the Euro abruptly came to an end last week. Francois Hollande was elected as the next president of France, replacing Nicolas Sarkozy. The change represented a shift away from austerity towards an emphasis on growth, something the markets have read as code for […]

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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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Is Capitalism Morally Bankrupt? Five moral flaws and their social consequences by Michael Schluter

Is Capitalism Morally Bankrupt? Five moral flaws and their social consequences by Michael Schluter

    Summary Many Christians accept Capitalism as broadly in line with biblical teaching. Its economic success appears to vindicate attribution of its origins to Christian theology.[3] This confidence in Capitalism as the best available economic system has meant that Christians have failed to recognise that it is one of the main drivers of social […]

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The Economic Crisis: A Biblical Diagnosis and Foundation for Recovery by Paul Mills

The Economic Crisis: A Biblical Diagnosis and Foundation for Recovery by Paul Mills

International economist Paul Mills begins by tracing some of the characteristics of the recent financial crisis, before presenting a biblical diagnosis of the crisis and a biblical model for finance.   Listen to this episode    

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Responding to the global economic crisis by Paul Mills

Responding to the global economic crisis by Paul Mills

Cambridge Papers author and IMF economist Dr Paul Mills shares his personal thoughts on how we should respond to the global economic crisis.

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Is Fairtrade just feel-good-trade?

Is Fairtrade just feel-good-trade?

by John Hayward Next Monday begins Fairtrade Fortnight, the Fairtrade Foundation’s annual attempt to promote their scheme. Twenty years since the first Fairtrade consumer guarantee label was launched – on Mexican coffee in the Netherlands – UK consumers spent £450m on fair trade goods last year, almost half of the worldwide total of £1.1 billion, […]

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For a Divine Economy, follow the Old Testament

For a Divine Economy, follow the Old Testament

Ross Gittins, June 2006 Most of us assume the solution to problems with the economy lies in coming up with something new. But a group of Christian thinkers in Cambridge believe the answer lies in getting back to the economic model laid out in the bible. Don’t laugh. This is Easter Monday. And it’s a […]

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Should Christians use Islamic financial products?

Should Christians use Islamic financial products?

Michael Schluter, December 2005 The Islamic Bank of Britain and some Western banks now offer a range of new, sharia-compliant financial products. The bank invests in non-interest assets (such as equities) where risks are at least theoretically shared between lenders and borrowers. In good times, the bank then pays the savers a dividend instead of […]

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Globalization and the world economy – for richer for poorer, for better or worse? by Paul Mills

Globalization and the world economy – for richer for poorer, for better or worse? by Paul Mills

  Summary Globalization is transforming the world for both good and ill, although it is neither new nor inevitable. Globalization is largely innocent of the crimes for which it is usually charged. It has the potential dramatically to reduce global poverty and undermine repressive regimes. But globalization challenges the viability of the nation state and […]

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Who cares for the homeless? By Jubilee group policy

Who cares for the homeless? By Jubilee group policy

  The problem of homelessness has become significantly more severe since 1985, not only in the numbers of people now sleeping on our streets but in the doubling of the ‘hidden’ homeless figures, especially the families housed in temporary accommodation. The scale of the housing crisis has huge economic implications not simply because housing is […]

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The case against the national lottery by Jubilee policy group

The case against the national lottery by Jubilee policy group

  Raising extra monies for good causes is clearly a laudable goal. However, enthusiastic claims of large amounts of money painlessly raised have too often over-estimated the benefits and under-estimated the costs. This report draws on a range of secondary sources to provide a summary of the arguments surrounding the introduction of a national lottery […]

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Relational market economics by Michael Schluter

Relational market economics by Michael Schluter

  There is a growing ideological vacuum in Eastern Europe. The social market economy practised by Western societies seems inextricably linked with social breakdown measured in terms of divorce, child neglect and loneliness of the elderly. At the same time, the collectivist models of Marxism and Socialism have been shown as unworkable in terms of […]

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