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Tuesday, January 31, 2012

The Bible on capitalism
Tom Smith

Coveting is definitely a no no.  Wives, asses, houses, BMWs, you name it.

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The President's campaign of envy and covetousness guaranteees that everyone is unhappy (except some of the 1% perhaps - although the lower of the 1% will want to be in the 0.01% etc.).

And those drinking the President's KoolAid will be unhappy despite the fact that the poor in the US today live far better than the middle class did 40 or 50 years ago.

Posted by: krm | Feb 1, 2012 9:55:10 AM

I'm glad you punctuated that second sentence well.

Posted by: krm | Feb 1, 2012 10:38:31 AM

No surprise that we see certain political parties fostering covetousness, doing the Devil's work, for political gain.

Something else about Capitalism and the Bible: the value of commercial honor. It turns out that God hates something besides divorce, (Mal. 2:16), He also hates economic fraud.

"False weights and false measures -ADONAI detests them both." Proverbs 20:10

Capitalism cannot work without honesty, or at least, it cannot work well. It needs predictability. We can not plan, we can not invest, if the rules, the values, the "weights and measures" are changed in the middle of the game, and the system fails.

Posted by: Lou Gots | Feb 4, 2012 4:35:06 PM

The Tenth Commandment sends a message–to everyone who believes wealth should be redistributed. And that message is clear and concise: go to Hell--
P J O'Rourke

Posted by: james wilson | Feb 5, 2012 10:32:33 AM