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Beyond Capitalism: Towards a Relational Economy by Michael Schluter

Beyond Capitalism: Towards a Relational Economy by Michael Schluter

Western societies face economic decline and political instability due in significant part to the five moral flaws of Capitalism and their severe social consequences.[2] A radical new economic vision is urgently needed. This paper proposes a way forward through five strategies: embed relational values, strengthen household balance sheets, empower extended families, engage capital providers and entrust welfare to local communities. These changes are mutually reinforcing because they all reform economic life so as to strengthen personal bonds in the local and wider communities. They point towards the Christian vision of a ‘Relational economy’.

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And who is my neighbour?

And who is my neighbour?

Nick Spencer, July 2003 Five years ago my neighbour died 15 feet away from me. I learnt of his death only two days later when I saw a young woman clearing out his flat. He had suffered a massive heart attack and died on the phone to the ambulance. I hadn’t known his name. Two […]

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ROOTS biblical norm or Anachronism? by Michael Schluter

ROOTS biblical norm or Anachronism? by Michael Schluter

  Summary Western society at the end of the twentieth century values individual mobility as highly as any in history. Christians in the past have not questioned that mobility is desirable. If anything, the New Testament (NT) seems to endorse a culture which holds lightly to place, and to encourage Christians to find their roots […]

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