Student Teaching in the New Millenium

Rediscovering Religious Values in the Market Economy (article)

In ReBlogged on January 8, 2012 at 5:24 am

Rediscovering Religious Values in the Market Economy

Chief Rabbi Lord Jonathan Sacks writes about the state of the global economy and Judeo-Christian values @ Huffington Post.  It’s a wonderful article and delves into a central question we should all ask this year:  what is the purpose of the market?

Rabbi does say something curious.  Besides this, says [David] Landes, the Bible introduces the idea of linear time, rejecting the idea that time is a cycle in which nothing ultimately changes.   Is this the case, or does the Tanakh illustrate that the more things change the more they stay the same?  Is this pessimistic, or a message of profound hope?

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