Jordan J. Ballor
July 23, 2014
When debating the relationship of Christianity and capitalism, three distinctions are worth considering.
"capitalism can mean anything from an emphasis on the need for the rule of law, property rights and freedom of association and trade to the privileging of moneyed interests."
Thus capitalism, which I would say is morally neutral, becomes corrupted into "crony capitalism" which is so prevalent today. The greatness of capitalism is its ability to create more wealth for the employer and worker. The weakness of socialism or government-run economies is the failure of human engineering to exceed the output of the invisible hand of free markets.
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