Tag: wealth

Book Reviews

God And Money: Three Radical Ideas

Jesus Christ enjoyed the greatest privilege imaginable, and yet he did not hoard it for himself. Instead, he lovingly sacrificed …

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Economics

Billionaires in a Free Market

Someone else having a billion dollars does no harm to you. It very likely makes their life harder – not …

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Economics

Christians Should Care About Wealth Inequality – When It’s Caused By The Government

Some say we are living in a new Gilded Age. The first Gilded Age, you may recall from your old …

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Economics

Theological Implications of State Social Justice Programs

Christians who identify with a Left political ideology frequently appeal to state intervention in the market as a means of promoting the common good. This is especially true as it relates to many Christians who place an emphasis on promoting social justice. Having attended a Jesuit University where progressive politics were dominant and social justice was held in very high esteem, I can readily attest to this. For examples beyond my personal anecdotes, see the anti-libertarian conference Erroneous Autonomy at The Catholic University of America, and note some recent trends among protestant Christians.

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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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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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Culture

Equality, Envy and Idolatry

My latest post over at the Common Sense Concept: The poor in the US are doing very well compared to …

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Christian Worldview

The Christian Obligation to the Poor: Do No Harm

Christians are called to aid those less fortunate.  I think that we often mistakenly take this calling as merely material.  …

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Economics

Ed Opitz shows us the Way of Freedom

A quote from Edmund Opitz. —- “The human spirit seeks full and free expression in every department of life: in …

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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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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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