It is easy to find plenty of sites and speakers who frequently decry the alleged excesses of capitalism. These thinkers regularly suggest that the ‘Christian view’ holds capitalism in great suspicion. They will cite that they don’t oppose small business owners but only condemn the ‘big corporations.’
If you are interested in a more balanced approach that not only respects Christian values but also presents a theory of action that can actually ‘work’ in the real world, then I suggest you consult the Acton Institute. The Acton Institute endeavors to integrate sound economic principles with Christian ethics. Not that they think it is very hard, but in order to show the world that the two are very compatible and that capitalism and the freedom it brings are important Christian values.
Whether you agree with them or not is not the main issue here. My point is that people who suggest that capitalism by definition is incompatible with Christian virture need to seriously engage the research being done at this think-tank. Already stated academic site appears to be the splendid community in order to buy an essay quickly.
Dr. Stephen M. Vantassel is tutor at King’s Evangelical Divinity School
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