Good Intentions: Nine Hot-Button Social Issues Viewed Through the Eyes of Faith

Good Intentions: Nine Hot-Button Social Issues Viewed Through the Eyes of Faith

by Charles M. North
     
 

ISBN-10: 0802434622

ISBN-13: 2900802434622

Pub. Date: 01/01/2008

Publisher: Moody Publishers

Most of us turn to the Bible for decision making, but since the Bible deals in morality and value, it's difficult to apply its principles to the economic choices we make each day. However, by measuring the outcome of these choices with the use of economic theory, we can determine long-range implications and more easily evaluate them according to biblical criteria.…  See more details below

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Most of us turn to the Bible for decision making, but since the Bible deals in morality and value, it's difficult to apply its principles to the economic choices we make each day. However, by measuring the outcome of these choices with the use of economic theory, we can determine long-range implications and more easily evaluate them according to biblical criteria. Good Intentions suggests that it is possible to do good in economic matters if one begins with the right assumptions. By combining a biblical framework with standard economic tools and principles, the authors assess the morality and biblical "rightness" of choices we make every day. Rather than suggesting what readers should think, they provide sound economic reasoning that can be coupled with scriptural directives and examples to help readers make up their own minds about even the thorniest economic issues of our day.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
2900802434622
Publisher:
Moody Publishers
Publication date:
01/01/2008
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
214

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Table of Contents

Is the Road to Economic Hell Paved with Good Intentions?     9
Is Greed Ever Good?     27
How Can We Give Poor Kids a Million Bucks?     45
Must the Poor Always Be with Us?     65
Is Bono Right?     81
Is Wal-Mart Evil?     101
How Did Ben and Jerry Get So Rich?     121
Does Globalization Exploit the Poor?     133
Are Immigrants Taking All of Our Jobs?     151
Is Capitalism Ruining the Environment?     165
Why Are Gas Prices So High?     183
Is Massachusetts a Family-Friendly State?     193
Epilogue: The Parable of the Good Economist     207
Acknowledgments     213

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