These pages are to do with rethinking economics from a Christian perspective. We began our considerations with a deep feeling that the current economic system, based on GDP with growth as an unquestioned norm, is deeply harmful and even against Biblical Principles, but have journeyed far beyond that, to explore a number of recent thinkers, and identify where they are good but also lacking.
We began by discussing the 2020 Reith Lectures by Mark Carney, but then Dasgupta's The Economics of Biodiversity came out, and it emerged that the UN System of National Accounts (GDP) is being rethought. We also discussed Marianna Mazzucato's The Value of Everything and Kate Raworth's Doughnut Economics. Each of these is critiqued from a Christian perspective, with a little philosophy sprinkled in.
Discussion of 2020 Reith Lectures by Mark Carney (Eight discussions so far, and continuing)
The Economics of Biodiversity: The Dasgupta Review - A Summary of its Messages, Appreciative Critique.
JRI blog "The Economics of Biodiversity: An Opportunity for Christian Thinking"
Rethinking Economy in the Light of Covid-19 - (submitted to the Heywood Foundation). (pdf)
Understanding Non-Essentials in the Economy
What Is Economics? Here we take it to be what we call:
The meaning of all these will be explained in the pages and links above
Created: 3 February 2021 Last updated: 18 February 2021 economics of biodiversity. 25 February 2021 intro, JRI, link to Home. 23 March 2021 Heywood. 5 April 2021 non.essentials. 13 April 2021 what is economics. 17 April 2021 added commons. 21 May 2021 explan. econ.biodiv. 17 June 2021 Fuller intro text.