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America and the Underdeveloped World

Posted on December 5, 2015

by Tom Rose There is a growing body of literature that berates Americans for their high standard of living while so much of the world lives in poverty. The thrust of this literature is that it is decidedly immoral for Americans to enjoy expensive automobiles, spacious homes, nice clothes, and good food in the midst […]

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Guilt, Responsibility, and Western Prosperity

Posted on December 5, 2015

by Charles Dykes One of the great differences between paganism and early Christianity was in their varying concepts of responsibility. Responsibility has generally been defined as “the human sense of answerableness for all acts of thought and conduct.” The pagan however, located responsibility primarily in his environment (e.g., fate, the stars, the gods, and the […]

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“God” — Meaning You — “Will Take Care of Me!”

Written by Gary North on November 28, 2015

Several years ago, I gave a series of lectures on Christian economics at Cedarville College, a Baptist school located in Cedarville, Ohio. One of the lectures dealt with the question of preparation for the future. I stressed the likelihood of inflation, food shortages, and social disruption. I called upon the audience to take steps then, […]

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Economics: Biblical vs. Secular

Written by Gary North on November 28, 2015

It is a matter of historical record that the science of economics has been the creation of theological apostates and atheists. Even in the very early years of the science’s development, during the seventeenth century, the writers most responsible for establishing the terms of economic discourse did so consciously as “neutral” investigators. They did their […]

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Consumer Sovereignty vs. Man’s Autonomy

Written by Gary North on November 28, 2015

A few years ago, United Airlines ran television ads that featured the phrase, “you’re the boss.” Passengers in the ads were constantly being told, “You’re the boss”, by all the smiling actors who were portraying the United Airlines employees. One fellow l know always made it a point to inquire on every United flight, “Who’s […]

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The Christian Businessman

Posted on November 28, 2015

Tom Rose For many decades, certain detractors have waged an incessant war against the concept of private enterprise. In schools, young people have been indoctrinated with the ideas that: (1) the principle of private property is tantamount to theft. (2) the employment of workers amounts to unfair exploitation of labor, and (3) business profits come […]

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The Biblical Concept of Property

Posted on November 28, 2015

Tom Rose The continued existence of poverty and inequality in this world remains a stumbling block to many Christians. Recently, some 200 delegates met at a Christian college to discuss a topic entitled “Ethical Considerations for Christians Concerning Wealth and Power.” The majority in attendance approved, among others, this opinion concerning private property: We believe […]

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Inflation and the Christian

Posted on November 27, 2015

Tom Rose No problem in America has generated more widespread concern than the problem called “inflation.” Everyone is touched by this pervasive problem in one way or another: (1) Harried housewives struggle week after week to stretch their household budgets in the midst of rising prices. Even Christian mothers who prefer staying home to raise […]

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When the Treasuries Are Empty

Written by Gary North on November 21, 2015

The secular world today is religiously committed to pragmatism. If something “works,” meaning survives for over a decade, then it is considered valid until it subsequently fails. The trouble is, some policies take over a century to fail. Witness the collapse of the public education system in England and the United States. Witness the collapse […]

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A Christian View of Labor Unions

Written by Gary North on November 21, 2015

Within certain segments of the Christian community, primarily the Christian Reformed tradition imported from the Netherlands, there is considerable support for the creation of Christian labor unions as an alternative to the secular unions of today. Outside of the Christian Reformed circles, there is almost no discussion of this program within churches. One or two […]

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