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Category: Moral and social concerns

Dishonesty at Work

John Taylor & Adrian Furnham, 2005
ISBN 1 904863 03 5
£9.95

Dishonesty and deceit are increasing in the workplace. Employee theft, it is estimated, is responsible for 30% to 40% of all business failures. In the retail sector theft by staff accounts for an estimated 50.8% of all “shrinkages”.

John Taylor and Adrian Furnham offer employers a guide to minimising employee dishonesty. Taylor and Furnham explain the most important things employers should – and should not – do to prevent dishonesty by their staff. The authors base this advice on their many years of experience. John Taylor is now an independent consultant to international companies and government organisations, having worked for many years in the Foreign and Commonwealth Office; Adrian Furnham is Professor of Psychology at University College, London and has been acknowledged as the world’s most productive psychologist for the last twenty years.

Taylor and Furnham argue that the way ahead is not for employers to trust their staff less and less. Loyalty is a two way street: employers who show their staff little loyalty can expect less in return. Commitment and loyalty come from the right recruitment – and exit - policies, not from CC TV cameras.

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Called to Account: The case for an audit of the state of the failing Church of England

Edited by Digby Anderson & Peter Mullen, 2003
ISBN 0 907631 99 1
£5.95

An attempt by experienced churchpeople, ordained and lay, to comment on the present state of the Church of England across the whole range of its life and practice.

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What has ‘Ethical Investment’ to do with Ethics?

Digby Anderson et al, 1996
ISBN 0 907631 65 7
35 pages, £5.00

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The Unmentionable Face of Poverty in the Nineties - Domestic incompetence, improvidence, and male irresponsibility in low income families

Digby Anderson, 1991
ISBN 0 907631 42 8
29 pages, £5.00

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Self-Improvement and Social Action

Antony Flew, 1990
ISBN 0 907631 36 3
£5

There are two very different ways in which we may hope to make the world a better Place: through the improvement of ourselves and others as individuals; and through social, mainly government, action. Both approaches are essential but at some times and for some problems one is more relevant, appropriate and productive than the other.

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Consumer Debt: Whose Responsibility?

K. Alec Chrystal, 1990
ISBN 0 907631 39 8
27 pages, £5.00

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Do Animals Have Rights?

Tibor Machan, 1990
ISBN 0 907631 40 1
34 pages, £4.00

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Finding Fault in Divorce

George Brown, 1989
ISBN 0 907631 32 0
£5

Divorce has changed from being a distinctly moral matter with a guilty party, an offended party and consequent stigma, to an administrative arrangement judged by administrative criteria of speed and cheapness of court proceedings.

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Why Social Policy Cannot be Morally Neutral

Basil Mitchell, 1989
ISBN 0 907631 35 5
£5

A society can only be free when its members subscribe to certain common values, the most central of which is a common understanding of freedom itself.

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The Christian Response to Poverty: Working with God's economic laws

James Sadowsky, 1986
ISBN 0 907631 18 5
£5

An effective Christian response to poverty should work within economic laws. Solutions which defy economic logic can only create other problems.

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Wealth and Poverty: A Jewish analysis

Jonathan Sacks, 1985
ISBN 0 907631 15 0
£5

Exhibits a balance and sensitivity in its interpretation of a Biblical attitude to poverty which some of the Christian calls to caring lack.

“I want you all to have read it by next Monday”
T E Utley, Daily Telegraph

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The Bible, Justice and the Culture of Poverty: Emotive calls to action versus rational analysis

Irving Hexham, 1985
ISBN 0 907631 16 9
£5

Effective compassion is thoughtful and discriminatory rather than emotive and fundamentalist.

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The Philosophy of Poverty: Good Samaritans or Procrusteans?

Antony Flew, 1985
ISBN 0 907631 17 7
£5

The poor are not helped by an enthusiastic, confused understanding of poverty which ignores the fundamental distinction between poverty and inequality.

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The Kindness that Kills The churches’ simplistic response to complex social issues

Edited by Digby Anderson, 1984
Published in co-operation with SPCK
ISBN 0 281 04096 6

A devastating attack by a number of prestigious Christian sociologists and economists on the content of Church reports.

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