Globalization Is Good for the World

Greg Forster | February 24, 2017


Leading psychologist Jonathan Haidt is writing a book on his new research that shows when people hear the word “capitalism,” they tend to leap immediately into visceral, close-minded responses. Some are in favor, some against; few are willing and able to pause long enough to really hear what’s being said. Haidt thinks our irrational reflex responses to the C-word play a critical role in our rising polarization and political dysfunction.

Whatever your visceral reaction to the C-word, I beg you to overcome it long enough to devote the full power of your rational faculties to Just Capitalism: A Christian Ethic of Economic Globalization by Brent Waters, professor of Christian social ethics at Garrett-Evangelical Theological Seminary. There is no book on the market today (in either sense of that phrase) that’ll more richly reward your critical attention.

Just Capitalism contains the most insightful Christian moral philosophy of economic justice (i.e., justice in economic systems) published in many years; it’s a Centesimus Annus for our generation. Whether you love capitalism or hate it, Just Capitalism will transform your understanding of it.

There is no book on the market today (in either sense of that phrase) that’ll more richly reward your critical attention.

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