10 Commandments of Economics

Abstract God communicates His creational intent to us through the Bible, His written word for Christians.  As we search the scriptures, we find ten “commandments” regarding the production and distribution of scarce resources: people should be free, work is good, don’t steal, don’t covet, use honest measures, trade is good, love your neighbor as yourself,…

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Economics in Christian Perspective

Note: below are some excerpts from one of my favorite books on Christian Economics. By Victor V. Claar & Robin J. Klay To remain healthy, societies must be vigilant regarding the rights and responsibilities of the three sectors-governments, markets, and private/ voluntary organizations-so that none unduly encroaches on the domain and responsibilities of another. (Economics…

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imagine

When John Lennon sang, “Imagine no possessions,” he added more to his possessions than any other song he possessed. Here is a Christian worldview analysis of the popular song, “Imagine” (Lennon, 1971, A1): When John Lennon sang, “Imagine no possessions,” he added more to his possessions than any other song he possessed. Imagine there’s no…

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stock chart

The current split in the Supreme Court is over originalism and progressivism. Originalists say the purpose of the court is to compare the new law with the existing constitution to see if it aligns. Let’s call that “input.” Progressives say the purpose of the court is to measure the effect of the new law on…

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utopia

Can’t we build a just society? The answer: “We should do everything we can to build a more just society and a more just world. And the worst way to do that is to try to create an egalitarian utopia” (2010, p. 32). The world is not perfect, and we cannot make it that way.…

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