Economy and Business

In the 21st century, capitalism reigns, yet it is increasingly unfit for purpose. How can we re-imagine the economic system? The Bible envisages a relational economy offering financial stability, economic justice and social cohesion.

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This new resource provides a biblical perspective on the the ethics of remuneration.

A CEO is paid hundreds of times more than the ‘everyday workers’ in their own company. The market seems to allow it, but is it morally right? This report proposes a biblical framework for exploring remuneration, which has three major components – justice, dignity and reward. 

Cambridge Papers

Time for a financial reformation? by David McIlroy

  ‘What good is it for someone to gain the whole world, yet forfeit their soul?’ Mark 8:36 John Mann MP: ‘I…wonder, Mr Diamond, if you ...

The looming government debt crisis

Prodigal Stewards   'What has Posterity ever done for me?' Robert Heilbroner 'Blessed are the young, for they shall inherit the national ...

The Great Financial Crisis: A biblical diagnosis by Paul Mills

'I believe banking institutions pose a greater threat to our liberties than standing armies.' -Thomas Jefferson    'Man is born free, and ...

Videos

Extreme inequality is a fact of the modern world. Among the various components of inequality is the reality of vast pay differentials. Top executives are paid hundreds of times more than many of the other people working in those same companies. One of the main justifications for the current and seemingly exorbitant rates of executive pay is simply the competition of the market.

If a company doesn’t pay the going price to employ a competent chief executive, that person will be snatched up by a different company that will. Along these lines, many have argued for government intervention. But in the end, few have been able to put a finger on exactly how we should determine what a fair wage is. In order to avoid crafting temporary solutions to superficial problems (e.g. ‘the ideal pay differential should be X to Y’), it seems prudent to step back and consider some deeper, more permanent issues. In a sense, it may be helpful to partially re-frame the conversation.

Extreme Inequality: A New Ethic of Remuneration

Extreme inequality is a fact of the modern world. Among the various components of inequality is the reality of vast pay differentials. Top executives are paid hundreds of times ...

Dr Paul Mills gives an overview of the global economy and provides a relational perspective on some of the key trends. Paul is an economist specialising in global financial stability, and recently stepped down from being head of the IMF London office.


Recorded in the Jubilee Lounge, Cambridge, in September 2017

State of the Global Economy

Dr Paul Mills gives an overview of the global economy and provides a relational perspective on some of the key trends. Paul is an economist specialising in global financial ...

Guy Brandon, David McIlroy, Eve Poole, Paul Mills and James Featherby respond to questions at 'Reforming the monetary system: Christian perspectives on a crucial debate'.

Recorded on 5th December 2016, at St Botolph-without-Aldersgate, London.

Panel discussion on Money Creation report

Guy Brandon, David McIlroy, Eve Poole, Paul Mills and James Featherby respond to questions at 'Reforming the monetary system: Christian perspectives on a crucial debate'. Recorded ...

Podcasts

Paul Mills continues the 2010 series of three London Lectures by 'Thinking Relationally about Finance'.

Podcasts
Thinking Relationally about Finance

Paul Mills continues the 2010 series of three London Lectures by 'Thinking Relationally about Finance'.

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.

Podcasts
The rise of the new slavery: battling debt in the 21st century

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 ...

From our January 2008 climate conference, Jubilee Centre's Founder asks what growth means and whether we need it anyway.

Podcasts
What does growth mean & do we need it anyway?

From our January 2008 climate conference, Jubilee Centre's Founder asks what growth means and whether we need it anyway.

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Building relational economies for financial stability, economic justice and social cohesion.

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Reconsidering our fundamental beliefs and assumptions about the world.

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How do we encourage politics for the common good?

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Making room for artists to challenge the way we see God and the world.

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How can we rethink welfare as more than just a political issue?

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Today’s environmental issues are theological and relational at heart.

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How do we strengthen the basic unit of society: the extended family?

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