Economics is not all of life

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I trace the arc of my thinking about political economy and Christian theology from my early interactions with the work of Richard Whately and Frank Knight to more recent economic and theological reflections on innovation. The general theme is that life is more than economics, despite the relevance of economics to every part of life. As Christian economists, our investigations-into the nature of choice, and into the potential for social improvement (or, economic growth and innovation)-require us to consider what economics can teach us as well as what we can learn from Christian theology and ethics.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)144-152
Number of pages9
JournalEcon Journal Watch
Volume11
Issue number2
StatePublished - Jan 1 2014
Externally publishedYes

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Keywords

  • Choice
  • Christian theology
  • Democracy
  • Edmund Phelps
  • Frank H. Knight
  • Imago Dei
  • Innovation
  • Non-tuism
  • Richard Whately
  • Uncertainty
  • Value theory

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  • Economics and Econometrics

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Emmett, Ross. / Economics is not all of life. In: Econ Journal Watch. 2014 ; Vol. 11, No. 2. pp. 144-152.
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