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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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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)
I love a book on economics! Who would've thought!?
I really loved this book & didnt' expect that I would. Seemed like a book on geography & economics. It actually was a book on economics and I enjoyed hearing how the American economic system is consistent with many of the principles of the Bible and how the way its set up helped bring about and maintain our prosperity as well as how some poorer countries can't get richer until their government reorganizes. How productive citizens is what builds the economy and creating goods is what brings wealth to the economy. How family structure can affect future success of the children. I remember a lot from this book and that's a statement in itself because so many times I'll finish an audiobook and struggle to remember what it was about or any clear messages it gave.

I had to knock off a star though because I do agree with other reviewers that this book points out problems with failing economies but doesn't really suggest practical ways to help--really though, it gives a lot of good content in this book so maybe that's material for another book. Also, it seems the author may be supporting his own perspectives more than the Bible's. He gives some scriptural support for his points, but I got the impression that this is deductive support rather than inductive. (I feel like he chose the beliefs first and found evidence to support it rather than coming up with the conclusions based on a good search of the evidence). This is only an impression though and he is much more researched on the topic of economics than I am. I just hope I can trust his research as credible. I haven't done investigation into this topic myself.
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Review by / (Posted on 2/16/2017)
Closed minded book
I thought this book was closed minded and really without Biblical support. :( It is a nice thought to write such a book but it seems the author had what he wanted to write and then tried to find support in the Bible rather than going there first. He is said to be well traveled but to have such one-sided views makes me wonder if he ever interacted with what he saw while traveling. Do not recommended.
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Review by / (Posted on 12/26/2016)
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