Cloth $79.95 ISBN: 9780708317112 Published July 2001 For sale in North and South America, Australia, and New Zealand only
Paper $34.95 ISBN: 9780708317044 Published July 2001 For sale in North and South America, Australia, and New Zealand only

Christianity and the Culture of Economics

Edited by Donald A. Hay and Alan Kreider

Edited by Donald A. Hay and Alan Kreider

Distributed for University of Wales Press

194 pages | 8-3/5 x 5-1/2 | © 2001
Cloth $79.95 ISBN: 9780708317112 Published July 2001 For sale in North and South America, Australia, and New Zealand only
Paper $34.95 ISBN: 9780708317044 Published July 2001 For sale in North and South America, Australia, and New Zealand only

Does the market promote its own intrinsic and selfish values, or does it merely reflect the values of society? This question is becoming more important, as current opposition to globalization and the unfettered operation of market forces demonstrates. Instead of debating the issues in abstract terms, this collection offers reports from all areas of the business and policy sectors.

Sharply contrasting accounts emerge from contributors who have been actively involved in business and finance in the United Kingdom, while other authors discuss business models which have a very different set of values from those of most participants in commercial markets. Alternative perspectives are provided by contributors responsible for the design and implementation of public policies with non-market values, and the collection concludes with reflections on the values implicit in modern economic analysis.

Although no simple answers to the question posed emerge, Christianity and the Culture of Economics provides an informed debate on the key issues involved in the discussion of the supposedly conflicting relationship between the market and spiritual values.

Crucible
“This is definitely a book which theologians (as well as economists) ought to read . . . All the papers are of high quality and they relate constructively to one another.” –Crucible
The Heythrop Journal

“This book provides an interesting and accessible collection of case studies which will provide a helpful resource for those interested in the debate.” –The Heythrop Journal

Contents
List of figures
List of tables
Preface
List of contributors
 
1    Introduction: the role of values in a market economy
      Donald Hay
 
2    The culture of the market
      Lord Griffiths of Fforestfach
 
3    Does shareholder value drive the world?
      David Nussbaum
 
4    Cooperatives: regenerating business in the next century
      Roger Sawtell
 
5    Amish economies: the interface of religious values and economic interests
      Donald B. Kraybill
 
6    The pursuit of values in international trade
      Isabella D. Bunn
 
7    Work and unemployment
      Andrew Henley
 
8    What is happening to the welfare state?
      Andrew Dilnot
 
9    Economic growth: is more always better?
      Bob Goudzwaard
 
10  On being a Christian economist.
      Donald Hay
 
Index
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