Economy

  • October 1, 2011

    Faith groups associated with the Robin Hood Tax Campaign are urging the UK government to change tack on an EU financial transaction tax.

  • September 22, 2011

    Quakers in Britain says that people and society are being geared to supporting economic systems, rather than the other way round.

  • August 22, 2011

    Many economic commentators, and those working in banking and finance, thought that the worst of the global economic recession had gone away. They were wrong. It looks to be back with a vengeance.

  • August 15, 2011

    In most religious traditions there is a commitment to giving money to the poor, and more radically to various kinds of economic sharing within communities.

  • 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 2, 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 25, 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.