9780830827244

Bulls, Bears and Golden Calves: Applying Christian Ethics in Economics

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  • ISBN13:

    9780830827244

  • ISBN10:

    0830827242

  • Edition: 2nd
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 2009-02-01
  • Publisher: Intervarsity Pr
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Summary

Surveying key ideologies of our era, political scientist David Koyzis offers careful analysis and fair critique of liberalism, conservatism, nationalism, democracy and socialism. He also proposes alternative models that flow out of Christianity's historic engagement with the public square.

Table of Contents

Foreword
Acknowledgments
Preface to the Second Edition
Introduction
Laying the Foundation
Grid Work: A Theological and Ethical Framework
Reflections on the Basic Assumptions of Economics
Me, Myself and Why? Pursuit of Self-Interest Promotes What Exactly?
Waste Not? Reappraising the Goal of Economic Efficiency
It's Mine! Private Property Rights
Macroeconomic Issues
How Does Your Garden Grow? The Possibilities and Perils of Economic Growth
Render unto Caesar: The Role of Government in the Economy
Overemployment: The Growth of Work and the Loss of Leisure
Catching Your Interest: Lending and Borrowing in Scripture and History
Gross Compensation: Executives Rolling in Dough
Microeconomic Issues
A Clarion Call: Poverty and Distributive Justice
Tending the Garden: Environmental Stewardship
Who's Responsible? Business and Social Responsibility
False Hope: The Boom in Legalized Gambling
The Naked Gorilla: The Ethical and Economic Challenge of the Pornography Industry
International Issues
A Matter of Life and Debt: Debt Relief for Less-Developed Countries
Give Me Your Tired, Your Poor: The Economics of Immigration
The Malthusian Blues: The Ethics and Economics of Population Control
Sand in the Gears: The Corrosive Effect of Corruption
Why Waste Resources? Do Rural Development by the Book
Notes
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