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Bulls, Bears and Golden Calves : Applying Christian Ethics in Economics

Bulls, Bears and Golden Calves : Applying Christian Ethics in Economics - 02 edition

ISBN13: 978-0830826803

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ISBN13: 978-0830826803

John E. Stapleford

ISBN13: 978-0830826803
ISBN10: 0830826807
Cover type:
Edition: 02
Copyright: 2002
Publisher: Intervarsity Press
Published: 2002
International: No
Summary

Self-interest, economic efficiency and private property rights are among the most basic assumptions of market economics. But can an economic theory built on these assumptions alone provide adequate insight into human nature, motivation and ultimate goals to guide our economic life?

John Stapleford says no along with those economists who recognize the limits of their discipline. He insightfully shows us in detail how ethics are inextricably intertwined with economic life and analysis. Writing from a Christian ethical perspective, he interacts with seven standard introductory economics texts, exploring the moral challenges imbedded in various macro-, micro- and international economic theories and outlining a faithful response to them. Among the imporant ethical issues addressed are

  • possibilities and perils of economic growth
  • the role of government in the economy
  • the growth of work and loss of leisure
  • lending and borrowing
  • poverty and distributive justice
  • environmental stewardship
  • business and social responsibility
  • legalized gambling
  • the pornography industry
  • debt relief for less developed countries
  • the economics of immigration
  • population control

Keyed to seven of the most widely used introductory economics texts--Gwartney, Stroup and Sobel; Mankiw; Mansfield and Behravesh; McConnell and Brue; Miller; Samuelson and Nordhaus; and Stiglitz--this book will be especially useful for introductory courses in economics.

Features and Benefits :

  • shows how ethics are inextricably intertwined with economic life and analysis
  • explores the moral challenges imbedded in various macro-, micro- and international economic theories
  • outlines a faithful response to the ethical challenges posed by modern economics
  • keyed to seven of the most widely used introductory economics texts

Author Bio

Stapleford, John E. : Eastern University


Stapleford is professor of economic development at Eastern University in St. Davids, Pennsylvania. He is a member of the American Economic Association and the Association of Christian Economists. His articles have appeared in various journals for economics and religion.

Table of Contents

Foreword

Acknowledgments

Introduction

Section I: Laying the Foundation
1. Grid Work: A Theological and Ethical Framework

Section II: Reflections on the Basic Assumptions of Economics
2. Me, Myself and Why?: Pursuit of Self-Interest Promotes What Exactly?
3. Waste Not?: Reappraising the Goal of Economic Efficiency
4. It's Mine!: Private Property Rights

Section III: Macroeconomic Issues
5. How Does Your Garden Grow?: The Possibilities and Perils and Economic Growth
6. Render unto Caesar: The Role of Government in the Economy
7. Overemployment: The Growth of Work and the Loss of Leisure
8. Catching Your Interest: Lending and Borrowing in Scripture and History

Section IV: Microeconomic Issues
9. A Clarion Call: Poverty and Distributive Justice
10. Tending the Garden: Environment Stweardship
11. Who's Responsible?: Business and Social Responsibility
12. False Hope: The Boom in Legalized Gambling
13. The Naked Gorilla: The Ethical and Economic Challenge of the Pornography Industry

Section V: international issues
14. A Matter of Life and Debt: Debt Relief for Less-Developed Countries
15. Give Me Your Tired, You're Poor ...:The Economics of Immigration
16. The Malthusian Blues: The Ethics and Economics of Population Control

Appendix: Interactions Between This Book and Standard Economics Texts

Notes

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