Posts Categorized: Economics

Times are good…the media just won’t let you see it that way

… As we approach the 2016 election, there’s a conventional wisdom floating about that says the reason politically-extreme candidates are so popular now is that the population is so frustrated; they just can’t take it anymore, so they insist upon drastic change. To that I ask, “What exactly is it that Americans can no longer… Read more »

The biblical tithe is really a capital gains tax, contrary to what Republicans say

… Even among Republicans, Ben Carson has been stirring up some controversy with his intent to model the U.S. tax code after the biblical tithe. His reasoning from his book,  “One Nation”: Carson: “No group of American citizens should be singled out for extra taxation and no group should be spared taxation on a federal… Read more »

Why Capitalism isn’t sacred; and why modifying it isn’t evil

… [The following article is an excerpt from my book, “Rescuing Religion from Republican Reason.”] Imagine you’re the inventor and manufacturer of the first bicycle. The bike is fast with a smooth ride. People love it. As soon as you make one, someone buys it. But there’s one flaw: Cyclists return to you, complaining of… Read more »

How Unregulated Corporate Greed has Ruined American Lives

… [As a politically-liberal Christian who believes in using our democracy to fight greed, I receive considerable push-back from conservatives who seem to think that it’s not any of my business whether or not the rich are greedy, that I shouldn’t be using my political forum to judge others. What these critics fail to realize… Read more »

The Dark History of American Capitalism and How the Bible Applies

… [The following article is an excerpt from the book, Rescuing Religion from Republican Reason] No system is better than corporate capitalism at creating incredibly wealthy individuals. This should come as no surprise. A system that maximizes financial rewards for success while minimizing financial losses from failure can’t help but broaden the gap between the… Read more »

The “Give a Man Fish…” saying is outdated. Here’s a realistic version addressing the realities of corporate capitalism.

Those who oppose government assistance, because it supposedly creates dependency, love to say, “Give a man a fish; he’ll eat for a day. Teach a man to fish; he’ll eat for a lifetime.” That doesn’t reflect American reality, so I extended the saying to make it more accurate. Give a man a fish, and he’ll… Read more »

How corporations are a system of stealing

… [The following excerpt is taken from the book, “Rescuing Religion from Republican Reason.”s”] The Failings of Corporate Capitalism In the two decades or so since the demise of the Soviet Union, many people have proclaimed that socialism and communism have been defeated and that capitalism has won. Well, this is true, and yet it… Read more »

The Immoralities of Corporate Capitalism – Part 1

  [The following excerpt is taken from the book, “Rescuing Religion from Republican Reason.” It is the 1st of a 6-part series taken from the chapter entitled, “Pure Capitalism – How it Failed without Merciful Modifications”] Opposite Evil: Socialism Economics is complex. Throughout the history of civilization, nations would sometimes enjoy great prosperity. At other… Read more »

Trump’s bankruptcies prove why the wealthy should pay higher taxes

During Thursday’s Fox News Republican Presidential Candidate Debate, Chris Wallace asked Donald Trump about his most recent bankruptcy in which the banks to which Trump’s company was indebted lost over one billion dollars. Trump responded that the banks were evil in an attempt to convince us that the bankruptcy was no big deal. He may… Read more »