Christianity Versus Capitalism
Webcast Q&A: Sunday, 27 February 2011, Question 2
I answered a question on Christianity versus capitalism on Philosophy in Action Radio on 27 February 2011. You can listen to or download the podcast segment below – or check out the whole episode.
How can a conservative Christian also be a supporter of capitalism? Isn't the Christian philosophy diametrically opposed to the basic principles of egoism and reason necessary to fully support laissez-faire capitalism?
My Answer, In Brief: While many Christians support free markets, they cannot be reconciled. Christianity is hostile to every value of capitalism – wealth, profits, individual rights, planning, material pursuits, private property, and egoism.
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