Audiobook Download

The Poverty of Nations

A Sustainable Solutions

Author Barry Asmus & Wayne Grudem
Narrator Ray Porter
Runtime 12.25 Hrs. - Unabridged
Publisher christianaudio
Downloads ZIP M4B MP3
Release Date November 25, 2013
Availability: Unrestricted (available worldwide)

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.

Regular Price: $19.98 Member Price: $14.95 (or 3 credits)
Add to Wishlist Gift This
Description




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.

Customer Reviews

31 Reviews Add Review
Economy understanding +1
Great overview of economic principles and how to break the cycle of poverty. Well written and interesting to listen to.
Overall
Review by / (Posted on 3/9/2018)
Helps you see the big picture of what needs to be done
This is great book driving home the difference between long term and temporary fixes of poverty.

It explains *why* things like fair trade products hurt more than they help (yikes!). It offers a solution for leaders (of all kinds, who have authority or the power to affect policy) who want to help their people. The solutions they teach are long term solutions, not bandaid fixes that likely make the problem worse. It also offered some valuable insight on how regular people like myself can help, though that was not the main purpose of the book.
Overall
Review by / (Posted on 2/22/2018)
Not really my cup of (fair trade) tea
I got this audiobook because Wayne Grudem's name was on it. No other reason. If it were a print book, I might not have stuck with it, but since audiobooks allow me to multi-task, I tend to be more flexible in my choices. This book had a lot of good information, and the comments on “fair trade” goods and subsistence farming were thought-provoking. It gave the reasons that cultural and spiritual values MATTER, even in an apparently secular realm such as economics. The authors' stated purpose was to reach the leaders of poor nations and to try to make a difference on a national level. That's a noble goal, but are the leaders of poor nations really reading this book? I'm skeptical about that, and in the end the whole thing comes off as rather more utopian than realistic. So, the bottom line for me is that it told me a lot that I didn't know about how worldview affects economy, but I would be surprised if it achieves its stated goal.
Overall
Review by / (Posted on 11/4/2017)
Show ALL Reviews