Christian Perspectives on the Financial Crash

Christian Perspectives on the Financial Crash

Christian Perspectives on the Financial Crash examines the underlying economic and ethical causes of, and lessons from, the financial crash of 2008. The contributors' focus is on the long-term lessons rather than on the immediate action that has to be taken to deal with the consequences of the crash.

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Christian Perspectives on the Financial Crash examines the underlying economic and ethical causes of, and lessons from, the financial crash of 2008. The contributors' focus is on the long-term lessons rather than on the immediate action that has to be taken to deal with the consequences of the crash.

A number of the contributors examine important ethical questions. It is stressed that these issues are timeless: ethical renewal is important in building a more virtuous society at all times, not just to avoid catastrophic events. Other contributors look at where ethics interacts with economics and suggest new ways forward for Christian social teaching on issues such as usury, bank bailouts, the provision of credit, interest-rate ceilings and so on. The book also examines how the crash provides an opportunity for Christians to get involved in social action -- through credit unions and other grass-roots institutions -- in ways that can both alleviate the effects of the crash and also provide alternative sources of financial services.

Christian Perspectives on the Financial Crash is indespensable for Christians involved in finance or who wish to participate constructively in building a better financial system.

PHILIP BOOTH is Editorial and Programme Director at the Insitute of Economic Affairs, a professor at Cass Business Schools and a Fellow of the Insitute of Actuaries. His many publications include Catholic Social Teaching and the Market Economy and Verdict on the Crash.

OTHER CONTRIBUTORS:  Professor Iain Allan, Sister Catherine Cowley, Francis Davis, Philippa Gitlin, Dr Samuel Gregg, Lord Brian Griffiths, Abbot Christopher Jamison, Andrew Lilico, Mick McAteer, Archibhop Vincent Nichols and David Redfern.

Additional Information
Isbn / Product Code 9780854397679
Dimensions 13 x 21 cm
Printed Pages 192
Format Paperback
Year Of Publication 2010
Publisher St Pauls Publishing
Author Professor Philip Booth
Product Code 9780854397679
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