Category - Economy

  • August 8, 2011

    Global union leaders have called on G20 leaders to convene an emergency Summit to regulate the markets and avert a world economic collapse.

  • August 1, 2011

    The Green Party has questioned the viability and legitimacy of a world financial system that is being held to ransom by a few people in a single country.

  • March 29, 2011

    A debate on 29 March has asked how far banks have a responsibility to contribute to the common good, and if the proposed Robin Hood Tax is the solution.

  • March 27, 2011

    This short film by Oonagh Cousins highlights, in accessible terms, what 'the alternative' to the current recessionary government trajectory looks like - and introduces some of the key players - including political economist Ann Pettifor (who is involved in the 'Green New Deal' group, and writes for Ekklesia among others), UK Uncut, the Robin Hood Tax Campaign initiative, False Economy, and others.

  • March 24, 2011

    The 2011 Budget offers useful cover for the central deceit of the government’s economic strategy, says Simon Barrow – which is that massive cuts in the public sector and in the local and national state are “unavoidable” and “necessary” to eliminate Britain’s massive deficit.

  • March 23, 2011

    Those who have learned their lines as the government intends might think they have been dealt a good, or at least unavoidable budget yesterday. However, many of us are profoundly sceptical of the twin tropes which Messrs Cameron and Osborne have been repeating endlessly in the hope that they will somehow become the backdrop of our thinking.

  • March 23, 2011

    Once again, as the budget looms, the government is looking down the wrong end of the economic telescope.

  • December 20, 2010

    Between now and 2013-14 average incomes are forecast to stagnate and both absolute and relative poverty among children and working-age adults are expected to rise.

  • November 13, 2010

    Two major UK church investment organisations have welcomed a new code designed to encourage responsible investment.

  • September 30, 2010

    A political panel debate at the New Economic Reality conference in Edinburgh has heard a trenchant attack on the economic consensus of the big parties.