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Is the Market Moral?: A Dialogue on Religion, Economics, and Justice (Pew Forum Dialogues on Religion & Public Life)

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This book grapples with the new imperatives of a global economy while working in the classic tradition of political economy which always treated seriously the questions of morality, justice, productivity and freedom.

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While they both support market economics, Blank (economics, U. of Michigan) and McGurn (chief editorial writer for the Wall Street Journal) disagree about the role of government in regulating the market and the judgment of religion on human economic arrangements. In a series of back-and-forth essays, McGurn argues that markets are almost implicitly moral while Blank rejoins that markets, by themselves, are not adequate to supporting a Christian life.
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In the great tradition of moral argument about the nature of the economic market, Rebecca Blank and William McGurn join to debate the fundamental questionsequality and efficiency, productivity and social justice, individual achievement and personal rights in the workplace, and the costs and benefits of corporate and entrepreneurial capitalism. Their arguments are grounded in both economic sophistication and religious commitment. Rebecca Blank is an economist by training and describes herself as culturally Protestant in the habits of mind and heart. She has also chaired the committee that wrote the statement on Christian faith and economic life adopted by the United Church of Christ. Addressing market failure, for her, requires that sometimes " freedom to choose" give way to other human values. William McGurn, a journalist and a Roman Catholic, uses his expertise in economics to reflect on the teachings of the church concerning the morality of the market. For McGurn, humans reach their fullest potential when they are free from the constraints of others. He writes that " our quarrel is not so much with Adam Smith or Milton Friedman but with the Providence that so clearly designed man to be his most prosperous at his most free." This book grapples with the new imperatives of a global economy while working in the classic tradition of political economy which always treated seriously the questions of morality, justice, productivity, and freedom.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780815710219
Adapted:
Brookings Institution
Publisher:
Brookings Institution Press
Author:
McGurn, William
Author:
Blank, Rebecca M.
Location:
Washington, D.C.
Subject:
Ethics & Moral Philosophy
Subject:
Economics
Subject:
Economics - Theory
Subject:
Free Enterprise
Subject:
Business Writing
Edition Description:
Includes bibliographical references and index.
Series:
Pew Forum Dialogues on Religion & Public Life
Series Volume:
99/474
Publication Date:
20031231
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Pages:
151
Dimensions:
8.86x5.96x.52 in. .57 lbs.

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"Synopsis" by , In the great tradition of moral argument about the nature of the economic market, Rebecca Blank and William McGurn join to debate the fundamental questionsequality and efficiency, productivity and social justice, individual achievement and personal rights in the workplace, and the costs and benefits of corporate and entrepreneurial capitalism. Their arguments are grounded in both economic sophistication and religious commitment. Rebecca Blank is an economist by training and describes herself as culturally Protestant in the habits of mind and heart. She has also chaired the committee that wrote the statement on Christian faith and economic life adopted by the United Church of Christ. Addressing market failure, for her, requires that sometimes " freedom to choose" give way to other human values. William McGurn, a journalist and a Roman Catholic, uses his expertise in economics to reflect on the teachings of the church concerning the morality of the market. For McGurn, humans reach their fullest potential when they are free from the constraints of others. He writes that " our quarrel is not so much with Adam Smith or Milton Friedman but with the Providence that so clearly designed man to be his most prosperous at his most free." This book grapples with the new imperatives of a global economy while working in the classic tradition of political economy which always treated seriously the questions of morality, justice, productivity, and freedom.
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