Economics

What Can We Learn from the Second Thanksgiving?

"Facing potential starvation, the colony abandoned their communal system. Each family was given their own land ....they alone were responsible for feeding themselves, taking to heart Paul’s admonition in 2 Thessalonians 3:10, 'The one who is unwilling to work shall not eat.” This change brought dramatic results.'" - IFWE

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“... it seems we are always about to solve poverty.”

"To the extent that flourishing economies burst forth from fertile soil, it’s worth asking whether economic experiments like these can aid us in understanding how soil that is currently infertile might be enriched. But we should also ask whether some of our current efforts are poisonous rather than enriching." - Acton

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Drucker on the church that puts economics in perspective

"The economy is a system through which we exchange value and make a contribution that benefits both ourselves and others. Accordingly, it would be tempting to arrive at some judgment of our own value as a person based on the rewards that arise through our economic participation. Of course, that isn’t true or even mostly true." - Acton

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