Forum Post: The theology of economics
Posted 11 years ago on Jan. 21, 2012, 9:24 p.m. EST by arturo
from Shanghai, Shanghai
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I believe a kind of theology has played an important role in the economic policies of our country. Originally, and from time to time, we have practiced the "American System" of economics, which is the alternative to free trade or globalization.
Instead of seeking profit by paying the worker less, the American System seeks profit by paying the worker more, enough so he can educate himself and his children, so that they become "creative" workers, creating whole new products and processes to earn profit for the capitalist.
This system is in a sense based on the Christian ideas of a creator God, and since man is created in the image of God, on the creativity of human beings.
There is a theology to the alternative economic system, globalization, which is run by a financial oligarchy, a group of individuals who think of themselves as gods, and the rest of us as more like animals.
The theology of individuals who like to think of themselves as gods is in a sense "satanic" in that Satan sought to be worshiped and desired to raise himself above God.
Is this "satanic" economic theology the cause of today's financial crisis?
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