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The Poverty of Nations

A Sustainable Solutions

Author Barry Asmus & Wayne Grudem
Narrator Ray Porter
Runtime 12.25 Hrs. - Unabridged
Publisher christianaudio
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Release Date November 25, 2013
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The whole world has a stake in the war against poverty and leaders across the globe are looking for a permanent solution. That’s why economist Barry Asmus and theologian Wayne Grudem have teamed up to outline a robust proposal for fighting poverty on a national level. These two experts believe the solution lies in a comprehensive development plan that integrates the principles of a free market system with the Bible’s teachings on social ethics. Speaking to the importance of personal freedom, the rule of law, private property, moral virtue, and education, this book offers a clear path for promoting economic prosperity and safeguarding a country’s long-term stability—a sustainable solution for a world looking for the way forward.

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The whole world has a stake in the war against poverty and leaders across the globe are looking for a permanent solution. That’s why economist Barry Asmus and theologian Wayne Grudem have teamed up to outline a robust proposal for fighting poverty on a national level. These two experts believe the solution lies in a comprehensive development plan that integrates the principles of a free market system with the Bible’s teachings on social ethics. Speaking to the importance of personal freedom, the rule of law, private property, moral virtue, and education, this book offers a clear path for promoting economic prosperity and safeguarding a country’s long-term stability—a sustainable solution for a world looking for the way forward.

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The only economic system that provides more wealth to more people.
Hopefully enough people in government will take heed and let freedom reign instead of insisting that stealing from people will make everyone equal
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Review by / (Posted on 4/16/2017)
Selective Bible reading on Economics
I was expecting more from such a stellar, evangelical theologian like Wayne Grudem. Our best picture of how God wants economies to be run are what He directed the nation of Israel to do. Sure, that was a theocracy, but God's view on things still stand. Grudem does not touch these issues. Take "interest", for example, usuary/interest on loans is strongly condemned by God. It's never the case that a little "interest" is okay. The Bible makes no distinction between usuary and interest. Surely, there's a principle about loans in those divine directives. You would think Grudem and Asmus would apply a biblical principle to debt relief for the developing world. They don't. Instead, they say debts should NOT be forgiven because it teaches irresponsibility. So much for the principle of Jubilee. It's like they have American blinders on when they engage with the Scripture on matters relating to the economy.
The parts of the book discussing economic principles was clear and engaging, and Ray Porter does a great job of making the reading lively. That's a plus.
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Review by / (Posted on 4/4/2017)
Horrible book. Unbiblical.
This is a horrible book, condoning undisciplined exploitation of resources and unlimited production. Scripture is misused to support the kind of American exceptionalism that went out with the 1800s. The diagnosis of many third world problems is probably reasonable. The prescriptions go beyond the reason.
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Review by / (Posted on 3/2/2017)
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