Category - economics

  • 29 Apr 2010

    Analysis conducted by Opinion Research Business for Unlock Democracy’s innovative Vote Match project shows economic issues at the top of voters’ thinking.

  • 22 Apr 2010

    Opinion is divided about how far the International Monetary Fund (IMF) has gone in its proposals for how to make the banks pay for the crisis, says Owen Tudor. For some, it has taken some unexpectedly radical steps forward, but for others it has not yet produced an adequate solution.

  • 13 Apr 2010

    A Bangladeshi economist who won the Nobel Peace Prize for championing microcredit loans to the poor, wants urgent re-invention of global finance to end poverty.

  • 25 Mar 2010

    The government appears likely to miss its target of halving child poverty by 2010 by at least 600,000 children, according to figures given in yesterday's budget and highlighted by the Child Poverty Action Group (CPAG).

  • 25 Mar 2010

    What do yesterday's announcements mean in terms of tackling the economic crisis, its main victims, and the climate change challenge? Here is my more or less immediate response to Alistair Darling’s final budget.

  • 24 Mar 2010

    As the Chancellor of the Exchequer prepares to deliver his budget today, he has been urged to lay “the foundations of a green future” by the campaigning group Friends of the Earth.

  • 4 Mar 2010

    Church and fair finance groups are due to meet in Edinburgh to look at what ethical and socially responsible banking and investment can mean for churches and the wider community.

  • 15 Feb 2010

    In August 2007, just as the impact of the sub-prime crisis in the US housing market was starting to be seen, but before the banking crisis, I did a Radio 4 Thought for the Day on the importance of co-operatives, and how they could have provided a better model for dealing with the turmoil.

  • 2 Feb 2010

    In the past, US social and political commentators overlooked revivalism as a source of radical critique of society, says Martin Marty. Now we need to notice that it is the radical evangelicalism of Jim Wallis and Sojourners which is offering a moral and values-based challenge to 'capitalist economics as usual'.

  • 14 Jan 2010

    Modern political discourse often denies the centrality of wealth and poverty to the concerns it addresses, says Simon Barrow. It is in denial. But so are Christians when they fail to see the centrality of wealth and poverty to the biblical narrative and to the Gospel vision.