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|All Authors / Contributors:||
John E Stapleford
|Notes:||Revised edition of: Bulls, bears & golden calves.|
|Description:||282 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm|
|Contents:||Section 1 : Laying the foundation. Grid work : a theological and ethical framework --
Section 2 : Reflections on the basic assumptions of economics. Me, myself and why? : pursuit of self-interest promotes what, exactly? --
Waste not? : reappraising the goal of economic efficiency --
It's mine! : private property rights --
Section 3 : Macroeconomic issues. How does your garden grow? : the possibilities and perils of economic growth --
Render unto Caesar : the role of government in the economy --
Overemployment : the growth of work and the loss of leisure --
Catching your interest : lending and borrowing in Scripture and history --
Gross compensation : executives rolling in dough --
Section 4 : Microeconomic issues. A clarion call : poverty and distributive justice --
Tending the garden : environmental stewardship --
Who's responsible? : business and social responsibility --
False hope : the boom in legalized gambling --
The naked gorilla : the ethical and economic challenge of the pornography industry --
Section 5 : International issues. A matter of life and debt : debt relief for less-developed countries --
Give me your tired, your poor : the economics of immigration --
The Malthusian blues : the ethics and economics of population control --
Sand in the gears : the corrosive effect of corruption --
Why waste resources? : do rural development by the book.
|Responsibility:||John E. Stapleford ; foreword by Francis X. Tannian.|
Writing from a Christian ethical perspective, Stapleford interacts with seven standard introductory economics texts, exploring the moral challenges embedded in various macro-, micro- and international economic theories and outlining a faithful response to them. --from publisher description.
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