Category Archives: Economics

One thing we have learnt this week – cost of living crisis

The row about energy prices and the cost of living crisis rumbles on. There has been one interesting intervention this week from the independent committee on climate change. They say that; “The budget provides insurance against risks of dangerous climate … Continue reading

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New Economics

Economics students at the University of Manchester have demanded that after the 2008 financial crash new economics thinking is taught as part of their degree course. They complained that neo-liberal economics is taught “as if it was the only theory”. … Continue reading

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Carnival Kingdom – a short review

There is no doubt that in the 13 years since the millennium any optimism present then has faded. Economic crisis, the growing effects of climate change, ever rising energy and food costs have seen to that. These make themselves apparent … Continue reading

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Are the good times over for good? Part 3.

If, as we have been discussing, conventional economic growth is a thing of the past, what does this mean for us as Christians?  Most models of church rely indirectly on the Western economic model: Solvent church-goers are required to fund the costs of … Continue reading

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Are the good times over for good? Part 2.

If, as some are arguing, economic “growth” is a thing of the past due to the financial crash and ever higher energy prices, what are the implications? Education, health and social security All of these rely on economic growth.  I would point out to … Continue reading

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Are the good times over for good? Part 1.

In the last few days the Guardian’s economic editor Larry Elliot wrote a piece asking just this question.  Its five years since the global economic crash and things really haven’t returned to normal yet.  Whatever your politics there is a … Continue reading

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Headed For A Disaster Of Biblical Proportions?

I found this through Facebook the other day.  It follows some comments made by “legendary” investor Jeremy Grantham about humanities future.  This has led to the response in the link above.  I thought it would be interesting to take each … Continue reading

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2062 and everythings fine

I was going to blog about something else – but that will have to wait. Larry Elliot in the Guardian has written an interesting article . In it he happened to mention a report by the OECD which purports to … Continue reading

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New economic paradigm wanted!

As a follow up to the last post on economics I’ve put the conclusion to the economics chapter below from our book-so warning book spoiler alert.  Someone I know who is reading the book criticised part of this bit below.  … Continue reading

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End to growth

The Guardian today has a short article on the end to growth here. Its quite an interesting short article which even mentions Herman Daly, who is a Christian who has thought about this longer than anyone. We added a chapter … Continue reading

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