Defending the Free Market: The Moral Case for a Free Economy

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Praise for Defending the Free Market

“I’ve been eagerly anticipating such a book from Father Sirico for a long time. The man has delivered magnificently. Defending the Free Market does more than the title suggests. It celebrates the miracle of freedom and points a lost generation back to the free and virtuous society.”
Lawrence Kudlow, anchor of CNBC’s The Kudlow Report

“Father Robert Sirico is a voice who must be heard. Defending the Free Market provides a solidly Christian perspective on capitalism and free markets—and makes the compelling case that we cannot possibly understand economics and how markets function without understanding the true nature of man.”
Chuck Colson, founder of Prison Fellowship® and the Colson Center for Christian Worldview

“Defending the Free Market addresses the morality of entrepreneurship from the point of view of a sophisticated economist who is also an inspiring theologian, leading us on a journey to the free and virtuous society, animated by human creativity in the image of the Creator.”
George Gilder, author of Wealth and Poverty

“Every American concerned about our economy and the erosion of individual liberty should read Father Sirico’s insightful and well-reasoned book. As he makes crystal clear, our prosperity will continue to be provided not by government but through the proven power of the economic and personal freedoms we enjoy within American free enterprise.”
Rich DeVos, co-founder of Amway and chairman of the Orlando Magic

"I've been doing financial counseling and education for over two decades, and one thing that has always stood out to me is how much money is connected to every part of our lives, from relationships to politics to ministry. Money is never just about money; it's always just part of the issue. That's why I appreciate Father Robert Sirico's ministry. Sure, he talks about money, but he also shows how all of these different aspects of our lives interact with and impact each other."
Dave Ramsey, New York Times best-selling author and nationally syndicated radio show host

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781596983250
  • Publisher: Regnery Publishing, Inc., An Eagle Publishing Company
  • Publication date: 5/22/2012
  • Pages: 256
  • Sales rank: 194,459
  • Product dimensions: 5.90 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 1.00 (d)

Meet the Author


The Rev. Robert Sirico has been active in public policy affairs for more than thirty years. He co-founded the Acton Institute for the Study of Religion and Liberty in 1990. Father Sirico regularly lectures both in this country and around the world, and his writings have appeared in various publications, including the Wall Street Journal, Forbes, National Review, the London Financial Times, Crisis Magazine, and the New York Times.
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Table of Contents

Introduction The End of Freedom? 1

Chapter 1 A Leftist Undone 9

Chapter 2 Why You Can't Have Freedom without a Free Economy 25

Chapter 3 Want to Help the Poor? Start a Business 45

Chapter 4 Why the "Creative Destruction" of Capitalism Is More Creative than Destructive 65

Chapter 5 Why Greed Is Not Good-and Why You Can Get More of It with Socialism than with Capitalism 81

Chapter 6 The Idol of Equality 99

Chapter 7 Why Smart Charity Works-and Welfare Doesn't 115

Chapter 8 The Health of Nations: Why State-Sponsored Health Care Is Not Compassionate 133

Chapter 9 Caring for the Environment Doesn't Have to Mean Big Government 153

Chapter 10 A Theology for Economic Man 169

Afterword 185

Acknowledgments 189

Notes 191

Index 205

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