Good Intentions: Nine Hot-Button Social Issues Viewed Through the Eyes of Faith

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by Bob Smietana and Charles M. North

Most of us turn to the Bible for decision making, but since the Bible deals in morality and value, it's difficult to apply its principles to the economic choices we make each day. However, by measuring the outcome of these choices with the use of economic theory, we can determine long-range implications and more easily evaluate them according to biblical criteria. Good Intentions suggests that it is possible to do good in economic matters if one begins with the right assumptions. By combining a biblical framework with standard economic tools and principles, the authors assess the morality and biblical "rightness" of choices we make every day. Rather than suggesting what readers should think, they provide sound economic reasoning that can be coupled with scriptural directives and examples to help readers make up their own minds about even the thorniest economic issues of our day.