Edward Carter: “Servant Leadership, Social Entrepreneurship and the Will to Serve” Eds. Luk Bouckaert & Steven C. van den Heuvel

This book is a collection of eighteen separate but thematically connected papers which were given at an international academic conference in Belgium in May 2018. The organising principle is an enquiry as to whether the ‘will to serve’ must always be ‘crowded out in the real economic arena of hard competition’ (page vi). The authors […]

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Saving for a Property-Owning Democracy – Andrei Rogobete

Link to Full Text: Saving for a Property-Owning Democracy – Andrei E. Rogobete   About the Author: Andrei E. Rogobete is Associate Director with the Centre for Enterprise, Markets and Ethics. He is the author of several publications, including Ethics in Global Business: Building Moral Capitalism and The Challenges of Migration and The UK Savings […]

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CEME Project: Why Saving Matters

Most people today who pay any attention to the news will be familiar with key economic concepts – consumption, investment, public expenditure, output, exports, imports, unemployment, economic growth, the balance of payments, public borrowing, interest rates, inflation, the national debt. Yet the one measure we hear little about is saving. Saving has become the Cinderella […]

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The Local and Personal – Revd Dr Richard Turnbull

Full Text Link: Local and Personal: The Principles and Practice of Saving in Victorian England – Revd Dr Richard Turnbull   About the Author: Richard Turnbull is the Director of CEME. He brings to the Centre a wide range of experience in business, the church and public life. He holds a degree in Economics and […]

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Who Needs Barns? – Bishop Peter Selby

Link to Full Text: Who Needs Barns? – Bishop Peter Selby   About the Author: Peter Selby was the Bishop of Worcester and Bishop to HM Prisons until his retirement in 2007, and was President of the National Council for Independent Monitoring Boards from 2008 to 2013. He is the author of Grace and Mortgage: […]

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The Case for Normalised Interest Rates – Dr Peter Warburton

Link to Full Text: The Case for Normalised Interest Rates – Dr Peter Warburton   About the Author: Peter Warburton has worked as an applied economist in the UK since 1975, starting out as a researcher at the London Business School. He gained his PhD from City University in 1987 and has worked as a […]

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Steve Morris: Lost gurus of the 80s – Jan Carlzon (Part 2: The Heart of Leadership)

  Jan Carlzon, the dynamic architect of the rescue of Scandinavian Air Services in the 80s, had a good deal to say about what it is to be a leader. We would do well to listen because he counters some of the common misconceptions about leadership. One of those things is that the leader should […]

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Philip Booth: Subsidiarity Post-Covid

  “[i]t is an injustice and at the same time a grave evil and disturbance of right order to assign to a greater and higher association what lesser and subordinate organizations can do.” (Quadragesimo anno, 79).   In the current crisis, there is much talk of “policy reset”. Some of that talk seems strange. We […]

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Lord Griffiths: Personal Reflections – “Chasing After the Wind”

  As we approach a second possible lockdown to deal with the coronavirus crisis – but this time with different local, regional and national characteristics – it reminds me of my experience of the first lockdown last March. Back then, the UK government advised the over-70s to self-isolate and Rachel and I did so in […]

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Andrei Rogobete: “The Ethical Algorithm” by Michael Kearns & Aaron Roth

The Royal Academy of Engineering predicts that algorithms or Artificial Intelligence, will become prevalent in “…most, if not all, aspects of decision-making” (April 2017). Algorithms benefit from a growing presence in key areas such as government, healthcare, education, financial industries, and of course, technology. Yet this is for good reason: they are incredibly efficient and […]

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Steve Morris: Learning from Family Enterprise

Steve Morris FRSA grew up in a family business. He argues that the model could provide some answers as we look at the future of capitalism. The experience of growing up in a family business shaped my life, although I didn’t realise it at the time. I learned so much about values from my parents; […]

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Welcome to the CEME

Our purpose is to bridge the interface of theology, economics and business in promoting an enterprise economy built on solid ethical foundations. CEME’s distinctive contribution comes from the promotion of the market economy from a Christian perspective within a framework of calling, integrity and ethical behaviour.

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Georgina Bishop: “The Ethical Capitalist” by Julian Richer

  As an economic system, unfettered capitalism in the post-recession era has come under considerable scrutiny. Reports of business scandals and misdealings, as well as serious social inequalities, are but a few of the most cited examples. In the face of these criticisms, proponents of capitalism have come to its defence. In “The Ethical Capitalist”, […]

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Andrei Rogobete on BBC Radio: “A Thriving and Ethical Private Sector is the Answer to Inequality”

  In a recent interview with the BBC our Associate Director, Andrei Rogobete was invited to discuss the highly contested topic of socioeconomic inequality in the UK. The full interview can be found here – some of Andrei’s main arguments include: Inequality becomes a large-scale societal problem when those at the lower end of the income […]

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Legal Policy

Centre for Enterprise, Markets and Ethics (“CEME”) Privacy Notice Who we are and how to contact us How does CEME collect personal information? What personal data do we collect? What is the purpose of the CEME’s use of your personal data? What is CEME’s lawful basis for processing? Will we collect sensitive or special category […]

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Ben Cooper: Crumbling Foundations – A Biblical Critique of Modern Money, by Guy Brandon

Crumbling Foundations is a stimulating and largely informative introduction to money and monetary systems. It includes a brief account of the history of money, an analysis some of the issues and problems of contemporary monetary systems, and some thoughts about how money might develop and diversify in the future. It also claims to be a […]

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Edward Carter: “How Will Capitalism End?” by Wolfgang Streeck

  This book is a collection of previously published articles and one unpublished conference paper, with a new 46 page long introduction. It is therefore not a book that develops an argument skillfully and steadily, rather it hammers away at certain themes, sometimes repetitively. Streeck acknowledges this in his Note on the Text, where he […]

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Lord Griffiths: Restoring Trust in the Banking System

This is an excerpt from the The Mais Lecture: Restoring Trust in the Banking System at Cass Business School, May 24th 2017. For the full text, please click here.   It is a great honour to be invited to deliver the Mais Lecture this year, the 38th occasion on which it has been given.  It […]

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Andrei Rogobete: “Who cares wins – why good business is better business by David Jones

“Who cares wins – why good business is better business” by David Jones is a welcome addition to the emerging cohort of literature on the impact of Social Media on 21st Century contemporary life. The book seeks to address one the most pressing questions of our time: how is the internet and more specifically, Social […]

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Forced Internal Displacement in Colombia – June, 2015

On the 17th June 2015, Dr Christopher M. Hays, Professor of New Testament at the Fundación Universitaria Seminario Bíblico de Colombia held a talk on Economics in situations of humanitarian crisis: Forced Internal Displacement in Colombia.  Christopher built upon his previous work, as well as drawing upon his experience in Colombia. His speech brought great insight and expertise on the […]

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