Victor Claar on Christian economics

Is there a Christian view of economics? If so, what makes the economic approach different for the Christian? Dr. Victor Claar joined the recent edition of the Christian Libertarian podcast to talk about those issues. Continue Reading...

Is economics an ideology?

Richard H. Spady, research professor of Economics at Johns Hopkins, has recently published a piece at First Things entitled ‘Economics as Ideology’ in which he explores some contemporary trends among economists and their use of economics as a Procrustean bed to reshape society in its own image, A body of thought is “ideological” when it will­fully projects its own first principles on its subject matter and actively seeks, perhaps unconsciously, material changes to bring social realities into conformity with these first principles. Continue Reading...

Remember the intangibles: A caution to the 21st-century economist

Today’s economists have no shortage of confidence, offering models and measurements aplenty. But are the tools of the field keeping pace with the actual forces and factors at work? “The combination of economics with statistics in a complex world promises a lot more than it delivers,” economist Russ Roberts recently wrote. Continue Reading...

Toward a Godly globalization

Globalization is routinely decried for its disruptive effects, particularly as it relates to the health of our social relationships and community enterprises and institutions. Even as it’s proven to drive significant economic growth, questions remain about its steamrolling influence on the culture and society. Continue Reading...