What does The Hobbit have to do with God and economics?
Is raising the minimum wage the answer to decreasing the poverty gap in America? How can I make a difference for people in poverty? Are there myths that American’s tend to believe about economics? In this episode of the Impact 360 Institute podcast Jonathan Morrow interviews Jay Richards about his new book The Hobbit Party: The Vision of Freedom That J.R.R. Tolkien Got and The West Forgot to explore these important questions.
Jay Richards is the author of Money, Greed, and God. In Money, Greed, and God: Why Capitalism is the Solution and Not the Problem, Senior Fellow at the Discovery Institute Jay W. Richards and bestselling author of Indivisible: Restoring Faith, Family, and Freedom Before It’s Too Late and Infiltrated: How to Stop the Insiders and Activists Who Are Exploiting the Financial Crisis to Control Our Lives and Our Fortunes, defends capitalism within the context of the Christian faith, revealing how entrepreneurial enterprise, based on hard work, honesty, and trust, actually fosters creativity and growth. In doing so, Money, Greed, and God exposes eight myths about capitalism, and demonstrates that a good Christian can be a good capitalist.
If you enjoyed this podcast, check out Jay’s recent talk and Q & A while on our campus called, Why Good Intentions Are Not Enough to Help The Poor.
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