Weaving Virtue into Capitalism
By: Rick Boxx
September 7, 2012
In a Wall Street Journal article by Charles Murray called “Why Capitalism Has an Image Problem,” Mr. Murray notes that virtue and capitalism used to be intertwined. He claims that, “To accept the concept of virtue requires that you believe some ways of behaving are right and others are wrong always and everywhere.”
He continues, “That openly judgmental stand is no longer acceptable in America’s schools nor in many American homes.” He believes the virtuous capitalist is now rarely heard or understood.
Psalm 119 teaches, “Those who devise wicked schemes are near, but they are far from your law. Yet you are near, O Lord, and all your commands are true.”
Capitalism without virtue leads to greed. As Christians in the marketplace, let’s model the benefit of weaving virtue into capitalism.
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