“Economics is not a morality play” And so?

Alejo Jose G. Sison | 01 October 2010 | FEATURES |  
tags: business ethics, economics, recession
An ethicist challenges a leading economist's claim that the market is necessarily amoral.

Let’s hear It for Estonia and Iceland

Vincenzina Santoro | 17 August 2010 | FEATURES |  
tags: economics, Estonia, European Union, Iceland
Two small European countries which have battled their way out of economic holes are setting an example for the US and the rest of Europe. 

America divided: the politics of inequality

Godfrey Hodgson | 20 July 2010 | FEATURES |  
tags: economics, unemployment, United States
The entrenchment of inequality in the United States damages the economy, degrades politics and corrodes the American dream.

Get a job, son

Kevin Ryan | 09 July 2010 | FEATURES |  
tags: economics, education, labour market
As questions about the economy go deeper, vocational education is getting a fresh look.

Fatal attraction: democracy and the welfare state

Samuel Gregg | 22 June 2010 | FEATURES |  
tags: democracy, economics, Global Financial Crisis, welfare state
Expansive and expensive welfare programs have brought European social democracies to the verge of catastrophe. Will democracy hamper economic reform?

Europe’s monetary sins

Samuel Gregg | 07 June 2010 | FEATURES |  
tags: economics, Global Financial Crisis
The bailout of Greece is a stunning about-face that calls into question Europe’s commitment to a stable currency.

Gross national happiness

Carolyn Moynihan | 29 April 2010 | FEATURES |  
tags: economics, environment, happiness
'We’re from the government and we are here to make you happier.' Really?

Just call the budget…an investment

Sheila Liaugminas | 02 February 2010 | SHEILA REPORTS |  
tags: Barack Obama, budget, economics
Why didn’t the president think of that? After all, politicians are so good at spin. "“Don’t talk about the deficit as a historic deficit. Talk about it as a historic investment. Make the subject record unemployment relief, and record state relief, and record job spending, and record small business investments, and record tax cuts. Tell a positive story you want to defend rather than a negative story you want to apologize for."

Marriage and money in the Great Recession

Carolyn Moynihan | 10 December 2009 | FAMILY EDGE |  
tags: economics, marriage
How are marriages -- American marriages, at least -- doing during the Great Recession? That is the question the latest State of Our Unions report from the National Marriage Project sets out to answer, and the findings are not all bad news.

More to life than GDP

William West | 08 October 2009 | FEATURES |  
tags: economics, family, politics
A report prepared for the French government questions the use of GDP as the sole indicator of social progress.

The pursuit of happiness

Carolyn Moynihan | 16 September 2009 | FAMILY EDGE |  
tags: economics, family, happiness, work-life balance
Is it time to shelve materialistic measures of a country’s progress such as gross domestic product and replace them with quality of life indicators like access to healthcare, ecological footprint and work-life balance?

Time to rein in investment banks?

Bill James | 05 September 2009 | FEATURES |  
tags: business, economics, United Kingdom, United States
As economic green shoots appear, is it time to relax, or to redouble efforts to rein in investment bankers?

What’s love got to do with it?

Alejo Jose G. Sison | 13 August 2009 | FEATURES |  
tags: Benedict XVI, Catholic social teaching, Christianity, economics
A business ethicist offers a professional view of Pope Benedict XVI's latest encyclical on ethics in business, 'Caritas in veritate'.

Iran’s plummeting birth rates

Michael Cook | 11 August 2009 | FEATURES |  
tags: demography, economics, family planning, Islam, population control
Despite its fundamentalist Islamic reputation Iran has experimented with birth control with some unexpected, and unwelcome, consequences.

Money from love

Robert A. Gahl, Jr | 10 July 2009 | FEATURES |  
tags: economics, Pope Benedict XVI
In an encyclical released this week, an intellectually adventurous Pope asserts that love is ultimately the solution to the world economic crisis.

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