thical conomics

The Ethical Economics web site concentrates on the ethical issues which should be the basis of all matters which relate - directly & indirectly - to money, quasi-money and the related discipline of economics.

One could say that since the first recording writing was (apparently) the noting down of grain stocks 4000 years ago economics is not a new subject. Comparatively recently though many have made it into a science. But science should be accurate and provable. The start of the 3rd millennium though has shown how economics is not an accurate, provable subject: indeed it has been dangerous to rely on economics as a pure science.¹   It is surely better to treat it as being in the “half-way-house” area between Science & Humanities.

The conventional economist, since he may consider ethics to be a non-scientific subject, does not link economics with ethics as the disciplines, are as far as he is concerned, non-compatible.

But surely Ethics / Morality too is in the same “limbo” situation. There are often considered to be “laws” of morality, and hence it is a science. But like economics these “laws” do change with times and fashions.

Ethical Economics tries to blend the two subjects which have more similarities than often allowed for or accepted.

This web site does not seek to duplicate the scholarly books already published on aspects of ethical economics. Rather it wants to stimulate further action in a world where the signs of a desire for more blending of money and morality is starting to emerge from the 19th and 20th century sloughs of despond. Please choose from the various chapters. And send suggestions for additions and improvements.

¹ Whatever the merits of Picketty’s “Capital” he is surely right on page 32: e.g. ‘(Economists) obsession with mathematics is an easy way of acquiring the appearance  of scientificity without having to answer the far more complex questions posed by the world we live in’ - and so on..