Tag: capitalism

Economics

Pope Francis Says the State Can Solve World Hunger

Pope Francis addressed the United Nations assembly at a recent conference regarding solutions to world hunger, saying that states across the world should increase their aid efforts and coordinate more closely. He even suggested that capitalism and free markets are the cause of malnutrition itself in the third world.

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History

The Bible is a Voice to the Oppressed

Here is a great quote from Rob Bell (via azspot), with a generous hat-tip to our friend Bonnie Kristian. “Most …

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Events

Meet the CFL Speakers: Elise Amyx

Introducing Elise Amyx of the Institute for Faith, Work & Economics! Elise will be presenting on capitalism, poverty, and Christian …

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Economics

The System Built on Greed

Guest post by C. Jay Engel of the Reformed Libertarian. The anti-free market proclamations from the left (and even sometimes …

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Theology

Is Wealth a Sin?

Whenever statistics about inequality and the so-called “control of wealth” get published, the Progressive blogosphere goes wild and their social …

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Book Reviews

Christian Anti-Capitalism

Review of Daniel M. Bell Jr., The Economy of Desire: Christianity and Capitalism in a Postmodern World (Baker Academic, 2012), …

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Economics

Let’s Throw Out “Capitalism”?

It’s probably no stretch for me to say that I share a common frustration with other libertarians when I hear …

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Economics

Private Charity Isn’t Enough

Originally posted at the Values & Capitalism Blog. “The idea that churches can tackle national poverty, take care of those …

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Book Reviews

Work: Toil or Worship?

This is part three of a series liveblogging Tim Suttle’s book, Public Jesus. You can read the introduction to the series here, my …

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Christian Worldview

Bob Murphy on Christians and Anarchism

When Bob Murphy isn’t posing as a Progressive interviewer of allegedly neo-confederate authors, he’s busy writing his own books and articles. Murphy, a …

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Christian Worldview

Socialism is not Christian

By Edmund Opitz, author of The Libertarian Theology of Freedom and Religion and Capitalism: Allies, Not Enemies. This article originally …

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Economics

Adam Smith and the Invisible Hand

By Edmund Opitz, author of The Libertarian Theology of Freedom and Religion and Capitalism: Allies, Not Enemies. This article originally …

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Culture

Thinking About Economics: It’s more than just money.

By Edmund Opitz, author of The Libertarian Theology of Freedom and Religion and Capitalism: Allies, Not Enemies. This article originally …

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Politics

The Law is Written on Our Hearts

Cross-posted at the Values & Capitalism Project A great many people believe that changing the law is the solution to …

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Economics

The Progress of Greed

Capitalism has an ironic side effect after generations of progress: we forget about the minutia of production and the importance …

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Economics

The Philosophy of Ludwig von Mises

By Edmund Opitz, author of The Libertarian Theology of Freedom and Religion and Capitalism: Allies, Not Enemies. This article is …

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Economics

The War on Poverty Revisited

By Edmund Opitz, originally published in the February 1986 edition of The Freeman. —- Capitalism, by conquering poverty, creates the …

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Culture

Why Are So Many Protestants Capitalists But Not Libertarians?

Protestant Christians (with the exception of some “emerging church” types) overwhelmingly support free-markets and fiscal prudence on the part of …

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News

Wikileaks founder Julian Assange influenced by libertarianism

Andy Greenberg has a fascinating interview with Wikileaks founder Julian Assange posted at Forbes.com. Assange states that he has been …

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Theology

Biblical Roots of American Liberty

Originally by Edmund Opitz in the July 1991 (41) edition of The Freeman. —- The First Amendment to the Constitution …

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Culture

Libertarian Overtones in Iron Man 2

I had the great opportunity to see Iron Man 2 at the IMAX in Austin on opening day last Friday. …

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Book Reviews

Anarchy and Christianity

Anarchy and Christianity is a short work presenting the essentials of Ellul’s political philosophy with respect to Scripture. It reads in a scholarly manner, especially with his references to historical and textual criticism and the assumption that the reader knows something about Marxian class theory, historical theological traditions, and even a bit of Greek

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Economics

What’s the difference between a gas station and a hospital?

We hear a lot of Republican and Democrat talking points about healthcare.  As Libertarians, it’s important that people understand that …

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Economics

Enjoy Capitalism!

This entry is part 5 of 22 in the series Great Libertarian Memes

Capitalism is the only moral social system. Only a capitalist system allows you to act in your own interest, to keep what you have worked for and trade it with other willing individuals. For much of human history, wealth has been produced primarily by looting or enslaving others. Under capitalism wealth is created by serving others, by creating values for them.

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History

Communism Kills

This entry is part 1 of 22 in the series Great Libertarian Memes

Communism is the vision of an egalitarian society with common ownership of property. Karl Marx, the father of communism, stated that the prevailing capitalist environment is responsible for class struggle and inequality among people. He believed that people’s lives are determined by their economic environment and in order to achieve the communist utopia, that environment has to be changed. For this change to occur, the working class (proletariat) must overthrow the existing regime, dismantle all capitalist institutions, and eliminate the possibility of a counterrevolution by the merchant class (bourgeoisie).

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Economics

Economics Has the Answer: What’s the Question?

By Edmund Opitz. Adam Smith’s monumental achievement was to enlarge the individual person’s freedom of action in economic affairs, and …

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Theology

Churches and the Social Order

By Edmund Opitz. The church plays an important role in human life. It was once the unwritten rule in polite …

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Economics

Ethics and Business

Business and the businessman have had a bad press, almost uniformly. Do you remember the television show whose hero was a businessman? The show that portrayed this businessman as a person of integrity and vision, who labored long hours to produce a product that supplied a genuine need, which he marketed at prices people could afford? Who treated his employees with generosity and consideration, and his customers with unfailing courtesy? Who was a devoted family man, active in civic affairs, and a churchman?

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Economics

Perspectives on Religion and Capitalism

By Edmund Opitz The two major terms in my title are subject to extravagant misunderstanding and occasional abuse. Some of …

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Appearances

Podcast on Private Security with Gil Guillory

In a libertarian society, the production of security services would not come from the State, but security most certainly would …

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