Tag Archives: economics

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The financial crisis: it’s part in our life

The financial crisis affects everybody but not everybody equally. Working in the charity sector (and more specifically, the church) insulated us from much of it and our church was fortunate in that very few were hit by redundancies. Now that we’re in a blissful mortgage free

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Political Issues: The Economy

The top issue in this election campaign (whether we like it or not) is going to be the economy. Who can we trust to run our nations finances and deal with the nations debt? The state of the economy decides what can be paid for

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Money talks

Blog convergence today as numerous bloggers hit the same subject from different angles: Cranmer castigates Cardinal Cormac Murphy O’Connor for claiming capitalism is dead (we should be so lucky) Make Wealth History takes a look at ethical banking and Dave is forced to vomit after

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Economic crisis a 'reality check'

The Archbishop of Canterbury has called the current financial crisis a reality check to a society driven by unsustainable consumption. Which would be nice if we did wake up to that. At the moment though our solutions are turning a blind eye to greed and

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A new kind of capitalism?

The BBC’s business editor Robert Peston has produced a report on the causes of the current financial crisis and the likelihood of an emergence of a new kind of capitalism. Eye catching stuff with lines like ‘monumental financial folly and ‘over-consumption and a high reliance

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Consumerism in and outside the church

Jeremy quotes Andrew Simms on the problems in our economy, “Relentlessly, the UK government presses every button to try to reboot the economy to business-as-usual. They miss that the current, extraordinary period is the best, possibly last and only chance we will have to change