Economics in Christian Perspective
Unemployment. Environmental damage. Poverty. Economists Victor Claar and Robin Klay critically engage mainstream economic theory and policy recommendations to provide guidance for faithfully and responsibly addressing these and other important economic issues. Affirming that a just and prosperous society depends...
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Unemployment. Environmental damage. Poverty. Economists Victor Claar and Robin Klay critically engage mainstream economic theory and policy recommendations to provide guidance for faithfully and responsibly addressing these and other important economic issues. Affirming that a just and prosperous society depends for its continued success on maintaining the right balance of power among three principal spheres--democratic governments, market-organized economies, and strong moral and cultural institutions--Claar and Klay demonstrate how Christian principles and values guide and undergird a flourishing and just economy. This text is for use in any course needing a survey of the principles of economics.
Robin J. Klay (Ph.D., Princeton) is a professor of economics at Hope College, Holland, Michigan. Klay's principal area of research and publication regards the connections between Christian faith and practice and economic theory and policy. She is the author of Counting the Cost: The Economics of Christian Stewardship and Economics in Christian Perspective: Theory, Policy and Life Choices with Victor V. Claar.
She has published articles in The Christian Century, Perspectives, Faith and Economics and Markets and Morality. She is also an adjunct scholar at the Mackinac Center for Public Policy in Midland, Michigan, and is involved in ministry with the local hispanic community.
Victor V. Claar (Ph.D., West Virginia University) is an economist and associate professor of economics at Hope College, Holland, Michigan. He spent the 2006-07 academic year as a Fulbright Senior Fellow, lecturing and conducting research at the American University of Armenia. His research interests include the macroeconomic implications of behavioral economics, time series econometrics and forgiveness. He has published Economics in Christian Perspective: Theory, Policy and Life Choices with Robin Klay.
He has written articles for Applied Economics, Public Finance Review and Markets & Morality. He has served as referee for the journals Journal of Money, Credit and Banking; Journal of Public Economics and Journal of Macroeconomics; among others. He is on the board of Black River Public School and serves as an adjunct scholar at the Mackinac Center for Public Policy in Midland, Michigan.
- Unemployment. Environmental Damage. Poverty. Economists Victor Claar And Robin Klay Critically Engage Mainstream Economic Theory And Policy Recommendations To Provide Guidance For Faithfully And Responsibly Addressing These And Other Important Economic Issues. Affirming That A Just And Prosperous Society Depends For Its Continued Success On Maintaining The Right Balance Of Power Among Three Principal Spheres--democratic Governments, Market-organized Economies, And Strong Moral And Cultural Institutions--claar And Klay Demonstrate How Christian Principles And Values Guide And Undergird A Flourishing And Just Economy. This Text Is For Use In Any Course Needing A Survey Of The Principles Of Economics.
- 1. Christian Faith In Relationship To Economic Activity: Framing The Issues
- 2. Markets: Mechanisms For Creating Good And Exercising Christian Responsibility
- 3. Public Finance: The Role Of Government In The Provision Of Goods And Services
- 4. Savior Or Leviathan?: The Role Of Government In Our Daily Lives
- 5. Creation Care: Exercising Good Stewardship In The Garden
- 6. The Big Picture: Issues In Macroeconomic Policy
- 7. What Do We Know About Monetary And Fiscal Policy?
- 8. International Economic Relations: Hope For The Third World
- 9. Work And Vocation: What Is In Your Hand?
- 10. Rich Man, Poor Man, Beggar Man, Thief: Attending To The Poor Or Worrying About Income Gaps?
- 11. Going Beyond Markets: Renewing Neighborhoods, Reconciling People And Restoring Hope
- Epilogue: Nine Big Ideas From Economics That Can Help You Be A Good Steward Every Day
- Author Index
- Subject Index
- Scripture Index