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Philip Booth is Professor of Finance, Public Policy and Ethics, St. Mary’s University, Twickenham, which is the UK's largest Catholic university. He is also a senior academic fellow at the Institute of Economic Affairs (IEA).

Recent Articles by Philip Booth

  • A Catholic take on cryptocurrencies

    Plenty of theologians and Christian leaders have become animated by the temptations of money. According to St Paul, the love of money is the root of all evil. Pope Francis has insisted that
  • Pope Francis condemns usury - but what is it?

    Pope Francis recently spoke to an Italian anti-usury group to condemn the practice of “usury,” calling for an end to exploitation and for more education. He spoke to both parties who might
  • Preventing the next Carillion

    In the UK, a furore has broken out over the failure of a company called Carillion. The focus of the debate is on its involvement with government contracts largely through what is known as
  • The economics, and ethics, of Bitcoin

    There is much talk of a "Bitcoin bubble." However, it is not clear that the idea of digital currencies is widely understood. What are they? And why might their prices vary? How should a