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Cancelling debts is a Christian principle

Will Greece default on its debts? Will it leave the Eurozone? Will it leave the European Union? Will it matter? To whom?

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Debt, Greece and Europe

Even the very idea of Europe is Greek. If you look down on Earth from a spaceship, you will see the blue oceans and the clearly separated land masses – Africa, North and South America, Antarctica. But Europe is not … Continue reading

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Is justice about need or contract?

This post is about economic justice. What makes some distributions of money just, and others unjust? Given the disagreements, and the huge practical implications, how do we decide? I ended my last post , about Greece’s debts, arguing that if … Continue reading

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Merkel and Greece: forgiveness or justice?

Every seventh year you shall grant a remission of debts. So decrees a biblical text, Deuteronomy 15:1. It was a standardisation of a known practice. Newly crowned Mesopotamian kings often cancelled debts and liberated people who had sold themselves into … Continue reading

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