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Further On Chile and Milton Friedman

Our dear friend Lianggi Espinoza from Chile continues his dialog with us around our Dec 14 post, “Out of the Mouth of Bono: Economics and Freedom.”  In Lianggi’s latest comments he writes: About the interview with Friedman. The tenth commandment is do not covet. And communists do that. Their system

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Out of the Mouth of Bono: Economics and Freedom

What do Bono and Milton Friedman have in common? As everybody knows, Bono is a celebrity rock star. Maybe not quite as many readers are aware that Friedman was an economist. Which one of them said, “There’s no such thing as a free lunch.” “If you put the federal government

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Is Capitalism the Best Means of Social Responsibility?

Too often, the word “capitalism” is the red flag that enrages the bull of social justice. But I would argue that what we call capitalism today is a caricature of the real thing. It shares some of the characteristics of true capitalism but without its inherent sense of social responsibility. For

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What Does Pope Francis Mean by “Capitalism”?

Recently we published a post about Pope Francis’ comments last November regarding capitalism in his missive, “Evangelii Gaudium.” Here’s a further observation about his message. Michael Novak, a Roman Catholic economic philosopher, reflects on Francis’ paper in his article “Agreeing with Pope Francis.” Novak points out an important distinction between

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Is Pope Francis a Communist?

In November Pope Francis published Evangelii Gaudium (The Joy of the Gospel). He characterized the paper as not a comprehensive document, but rather a simple sharing of his pastoral heart for the mission of the Church. In the midst of this exhortation he speaks of poverty and economic oppression of

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Democratic Capitalism: Friend of Social Justice

We’ve written often about the true nature of compassion, or social justice. The DNA believes that social justice means loving like God does. It includes a call to suffering with one’s poor neighbors. As we have written (here and here and here), this is to be distinguished from many of the political messages on “social

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Wealth Creation: The Theological Dimension

One of the books that most shaped my work on Discipling the Nations was The Creation of Wealth by Brian Griffiths. Griffiths has been Dean of the City University Business School in London, a direc­tor of the Bank of England. In the modern materialistic world wealth is seen as a

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Watch Vishal Mangalwadi on Christian Television Network

We are happy to forward the following announcement from our colleague, DNA Ideas Shaper, Vishal Mangalwadi. America became the greatest nation on earth because the biblical church and family invented and promoted education that sought Truth – Veritas. On Wednesday and Thursday (Sept 21 & 22) the Christian Television Network (CTN)

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China Blessed by the Puritans?

We’ve written earlier about Chinese scholars attributing America’s success to its Christianity. Here’s another Oriental surprise: Who would have guessed that China owes a debt to some Christians who landed in North America 280 years ago? That’s part of the premise of a new book, The Puritan Gift, by brothers Kenneth

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Great Commission Utilitarianism, Part 3

Oikonomia vs. Chrematistics In direct opposition to what those possessing a GCU (Great Commission Utilitarianism) mindset state, God’s ends reveals that human beings are placed on earth for economic purposes: to be the catalysts to allow families, communities and nations to reach their fruition. We see this unfold in the

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