Economics in Christian Perspective: Theory, Policy and Life Choices

October 5, 2017 - Comment

Unemployment Environmental damage Poverty Economists Victor Claar and Robin Klay critically engage mainstream economic theory and policy recommendations to provide guidance for faithfully and responsibly addressing these and other important economic issues Affirming that a just and prosperous society depends for its continued success on maintaining the right balance of power among three principal spheres

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Unemployment Environmental damage Poverty Economists Victor Claar and Robin Klay critically engage mainstream economic theory and policy recommendations to provide guidance for faithfully and responsibly addressing these and other important economic issues Affirming that a just and prosperous society depends for its continued success on maintaining the right balance of power among three principal spheres democratic governments market organized economies and strong moral and cultural institutions Claar and Klay demonstrate how Christian principles and values guide and undergird a flourishing and just economy Market Audience Students Professors Thoughtful laypeople Features and Benefits Written by two professors of economics who teach and also conduct research Covers the basic principles of economics Can be used by economics majors in conjunction with standard economics texts such as Microeconomics by Parkin and Foundations of Microeconomics by Bade and Parkin

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Grant Marshall says:

Informative but a little dry and pre-GFC I learned a lot from this book, but it wasn’t easy going – and I studied Economics in University. Finally I understand what Keynesian economics are all about! The basics of economics are all covered here: Scarcity of resources, Supply and Demand, Markets, Macroeconomic fiscal policy and so on. They are all presented in ways that can be understood by someone who hasn’t had much exposure to Economics. But beware there are still plenty of graphs and charts. They are unavoidable in economics. The…

FrugalDutchman says:

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Michael W. Kruse says:

A very thoughtful reflection on faith and economics There is considerable debate in the public square these days about a number of issues that have significant economic components. Globalization, environmental protection, and aiding the poor are just a few. Decisions we make in our personal lives are influenced by our assumptions about economic realities as well. So how might mainstream economics connect with Christian Values and principles? 

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