Welcome to St Paul's Institute
by The Rt Revd & Rt Hon Rowan Williams
Posted: 23 Jun 2010
An ethical approach to economics requires us to move away from the illusion that economics can be considered separately from questions of the health and well-being of the society we inhabit. It also involves recognising that we exist in a world of materially limited resources, so that environmental degradation has to be taken into account in any assessment of the cost of projects or transactions.
I suspect that getting this right would in itself introduce into the language of economics a sense that it couldn't be only about the mechanics of generating money and might help keep issues of ethics, justice and trust in perspective.
So I welcome the continuing focus the St Paul's Institute brings to these issues by providing a challenging and well-resourced space for conversation and I wish the Institute every success in this new phase of its work.
Rowan Williams, 21st June 2010.
Giles Fraser - Posted: 23 Jun 2010
Malcolm Whitmore - Posted: 7 Jul 2010
Richard Wilson - Posted: 21 Jul 2010
Karl Oles - Posted: 21 Jul 2010
Martin Little - Posted: 28 Jul 2010
Robin Smith - Posted: 3 May 2012