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Less Than Two Dollars a Day: A Christian View of World Poverty and the Free Market

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Christian tradition demands basic sustenance for all as a human right. Yet the contemporary capitalist economy makes no such demands, and the free market is not designed to provide basic human sustenance. As Western Christians, how ought we to solve this conundrum? Kent Van Til maintains that the gulf between the two calls for an alternative system of distribution.

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Paperback, 192 pages
Published March 2nd 2007 by Eerdmans
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Steve
Dec 29, 2011 Steve rated it really liked it
This book's title is taken from the fact that about 40% of the world's population have less than 2$ per day to live on.

Van Til shows how the free market is unable to help those in desperate poverty. The free market distributes goods on the basis of desert - what you can pay for - rather than needs. The first chapter examines the key terms and definitions and then in chapter two Van Til examines the origin and role of the free market. He also highlights some of the often undisclosed assumptions
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Missie Kay
Jul 17, 2012 Missie Kay rated it really liked it
Shelves: christian, theology
Van Til explains and clarifies a lot of basics: what exactly the free market is, how Adam Smith's economic theory continues to form the basis for modern theories, and what the Bible actually says about the poor. The basics on economics were necessary for me, who never took a single econ class, and the basics on the Bible are probably necessary for many other readers. He also explains why, in his opinion, the poorest of the world will never actually benefit from the free market. He moves on to mo ...more
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