Religion, Economics amd Democracy by Evelyn Lehrer

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  • Sociology,
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  • Business & Economics / Economic Conditions,
  • Demography

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Routledge Studies in Religion

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Number of Pages288
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ISBN 100415701945
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Religion and Comparative Development is the first analytical endeavor on religion and government that incorporates microeconomic modeling of democracy and dictatorship as well as empirical linkages between religious norms and the bureaucratic provision of public goods within the framework of survey data analysis and public goods experiments.

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One way in which he stood out in nineteenth-century France was his attitude towards religion. R&L: In your latest book, you compare economics to religion. Why?Nelson: Because economics is a belief system with powerful moral implications.

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Like other secular religion, its roots can be traced to earlier themes of Christianity, in the Nordic case to Lutheranism.

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He attributes democracy's Author: Hans-Hermann Hoppe. Democracy is pluralism, while religion is uniqueness. Democracy is power by the people, for the people; it is thus based on the diversity of "truths" and on possible compromises between them.

Religion is based on the word of God, which is not a matter for people to vote on. Critics sometimes complain that belief in free markets is a form of religion. It turns out that there is something to the idea—not in the way the critics mean, but in a deeper, more.

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James Reichley Brookings Institution Relations between American democracy and religion have always been somewhat equivocal. On the one hand, moral and ethical principles derived from the Judeo-Christian tradi-tion have been a major source of democratic values.

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