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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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Biblical View of Economics
This book helps Christians to understand a biblical view of money and work as applied to government-level of economics. The give a defense of a Christian understanding of Capitalism against other theories like Communism and Socialism. The authors are experts in their separate fields which helps the book to maintain balance and nuanced. All Christians do well to listen to this book especially those interested in economics or are/will be missionaries to poor nations.
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Review by / (Posted on 8/2/2018)
Economy understanding +1
Great overview of economic principles and how to break the cycle of poverty. Well written and interesting to listen to.
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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.
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