How I Caused the Credit Crunch - links and further reading
Peter Heslam is director of Transforming Business at the University of Cambridge. Its website contains many resources relevant to the interface between ethics and economics.
For an article by Peter Heslam on 'Thrift as Solution to the Credit Crisis', published in the journal Faith in Business Quarterly, click here. This journal has published a number of articles on the financial crisis from the perspective of faith. Details of how to subscribe are available here.
Tetsuya Ishikawa's book How I Caused the Credit Crunch can be ordered here. For the website supporting the book, which includes video interviews with the author and a number of his articles, click here. The quotes from Tetsuya Ishikawa cited in Peter Heslam's Connecting with Culture reflection are from an interview with him posted here.
Breaking news about the credit crunch was broadcast an almost hourly basis by the BBC reporter Robert Peston. He has written an influential article on the BBC News website here entitled 'The New Capitalism'. There are many responses to it on his blog. His book Who Runs Britain? And Who's to Blame for the Economic Mess We're in? is available here.
A statement by Christians and Muslims in Manchester entitled Faiths and Finance: A Place for Faith-Based Eonomics is available for download here.
Paul Mills is a leading economist who has worked both for the Treasury and for the International Fund. A Cambridge Paper he wrote in 1995 entitled Faith versus Prudence? Christians and Financial Security has more recently taken on new relevance. It is available here.
The theologian Brian Rosner has written a lot about greed. A paper he's written entitled Greed as a False Religion published by the Kirby Laing Institute for Christian Ethics in Cambridge is available here.
The Templeton Foundation has been holding a public debate over recent months, widely reported in the press, on 'Does the free market corrode moral character?', involving leading academics, journalists and opinion formers. To read their responses to this question, click here.
The Acton Institute, a leading Christian think-tank, has a wealth of resources here that engage with the current economic crisis. A short book by the Acton Institute's director of research Samuel Gregg's is Banking, Justice and the Common Good, though it was written before the banking crisis. It can be ordered via the Institute's website.