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Irrational Exuberance? You Got That Right!
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 3:39pm | Type: Blog

<p><a href="http://blog.sojo.net/tag/finding-our-way-in-the-new-economy/"></a></p> Of all the Delphic utterances of Alan Greenspan ove ...

Three Ways to Remind Hospitals Why They Exist
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 7:18am | Type: Blog

What to do as a Christian when presented with an injustice? I missed. What to do as a Christian when presented with an injustice? I missed. After sharing my story about how outr ...

Biden on the Bailouts: 'Socialism for the Rich, and Capitalism for the poor'
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 3:39pm | Type: Blog

<p>Joe Biden <a href="http://www.thedailyshow.com/">admitted last night on The Daily Show</a> that the billions of dollars we've spent on big bank bailouts is "socialism f ...

Smashing Economic Idols
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 7:18am | Type: Blog

So I've been having a few interesting conversations about my book <em><a href="http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/0830836284?ie=UTF8&amp;tag=sojo_blog-20&amp;linkCode=as2&amp;camp= ...

Health Care, Race, and the Role of Government
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 7:18am | Type: Blog

I was recently talking with a European-American friend of mine who is also an evangelical. I am African-American and evangelical. I was recently talking with a European-American f ...

Conservative Catholicism's Political Enforcers
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 7:18am | Type: Blog

As a struggling Catholic, the uproar and division caused by conservative U.S. As a struggling Catholic, the uproar and division caused by conservative U.S. Catholic groups (with t ...

Government-Run Health Plans and the 'American Way of Life'
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 7:18am | Type: Blog

Tea-totaling party animals are crying the mantra of the Ghosts of Conservatives-past, "Blankety blank blank will change our American way of life!" Now all the president's men and women -- especi ...

A 'Post-Growth' Society
Originally Posted: 02/28/2011 - 7:29pm | Type: Magazine Article

David Hilfiker The Bridge at the End of the World: Capitalism, the Environment, and Crossing from Crisis to Sustainability, by James Gusta ...

Life, Liberty, Happiness, and Health Care
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 7:18am | Type: Blog

The Declaration of Independence says:</p> The Declaration of Independence says: We hold these truths to be self-evident that all men are created equal, that they are e ...

Wal-Mart's Big Green Claim, Part 2
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 3:39pm | Type: Blog

<p><a href="http://blog.sojo.net/2009/07/21/wal-marts-big-green-claim/">[continued from part 1]</a> ... Here is why I am not about to toss my kids into the car and dash out for chea ...

The Pope and the President: Unlikely Allies Seeking Common Ground for the Common Good
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 7:18am | Type: Blog

When Pope Benedict XVI meets with President Obama in Rome today, a shy German theologian and a charismatic leader known for his international rock star appeal will find plenty to agree on despite s ...

Pope Benedict Gets It Right
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 7:18am | Type: Blog

Jim Wallis has provided <a href="../2009/07/09/pope-benedict-on-the-global-economy/">a helpful summary </a>of the Pope's encyclical <a href="http://www.zenit.org/article-2638 ...

Money Creation and Idolatry: How did we let this happen?
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 7:18am | Type: Blog

<a href="http://blog.sojo.net/2009/05/28/money-creation-let-there-be-money/">In our recent blog</a>, we described how money "creation" meets the needs of a gradually expanding e ...

Economic Democracy: An Alternative to Pure Capitalism or Socialism
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 3:39pm | Type: Blog

<p><a href="http://blog.sojo.net/tag/economy-special-focus/"></a></p> Here's a video lecture by Professor of Christian Ethnics Ga ...

I'm the Older Brother
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 3:39pm | Type: Blog

<p><a href="http://blog.sojo.net/tag/economy-special-focus/"></a></p> <p>When it comes to President Obama's stimulus package and its provisions to help those Americ ...

Markets, Morality, and the Common Good
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 3:39pm | Type: Blog

<p><a href="http://blog.sojo.net/tag/economy-special-focus/"></a></p> Not long ago, those who demonized government and preached the go ...

An Unsung Catholic Environmental Legacy
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 7:17am | Type: Blog

Current newspapers and blogs are replete with commentaries on the outcome of the presidential elections, the ailing economy, and life issues, especially abortion. Current newspape ...

Our Moral Audit of the Budget
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 7:17am | Type: Blog

Four years ago, faced with a disastrous federal budget proposal, Sojourners coined a phase, "budgets are moral documents." That phrase has now entered the common lexicon, but it remains our fundam ...

Davos: How Will This Crisis Change Us?
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 3:39pm | Type: Blog

<p><a href="http://blog.sojo.net/tag/economy-special-focus/"></a></p> <p>In a plenary session titled "The Values behind Market Capitalism" yesterday at the Wor ...

Davos: A Better Question Than 'How Long Will the Crisis Last?'
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 3:39pm | Type: Blog

<p><a href="http://blog.sojo.net/tag/economy-special-focus/"></a></p> At the opening reception for the World Economic Forum at Davos, ...

Looking for Allies at the World Economic Forum in Davos
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 7:17am | Type: Blog

Today I arrived in Switzerland for the first day of the World Economic Forum's (WEF) yearly summit in Davos. Today I arrived in Switzerland for the first day of the World Eco ...

Creating a New American Ethos
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 7:17am | Type: Blog

We stand at what could be the greatest divide in American history. We stand at what could be the greatest divide in American history. America has come from Native American genocid ...

Numbers That Mark the Beast
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 6:52am | Type: Blog

I wrote a book recently with a friend of mine that stirred some conversation. In it we try to retell the story of the Bible in the context of the American empire. I wrote a book r ...

'Veggie Delite': Tomato Pickers Win Wage Increase from Subway
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 6:52am | Type: Blog

As the third largest fast-food chain in the world adds its name to a <a href="http://www.sojo.net/blog/godspolitics/?p=1346">growing list of giants to deliver wage increases and working conditi ...

Obama's Ethic of Responsibility
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 3:39pm | Type: Blog

<p><a href="http://blog.sojo.net/tag/economy-special-focus/"></a></p> <p>In a recent <a href="http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2008/11/25/barbara-walters-interview_ ...

Repent, the End is Near!
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 3:39pm | Type: Blog

<p><a href="http://blog.sojo.net/tag/economy-special-focus/"></a></p> <p>We are all familiar with the crazy-looking street preacher in some public square haranguing ever ...

A Satirical Sermon Mocks Mammon-Worship
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 3:39pm | Type: Blog

<p><a href="http://blog.sojo.net/tag/economy-special-focus/"></a></p> <p>When I was a girl, my mother told me one should never discuss four things in polite company: rel ...

The Idolatry of Security (Part 1)
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 3:39pm | Type: Blog

<p><a href="http://blog.sojo.net/tag/economy-special-focus/"></a></p> Last week at North Park Theological Seminary , we conducted o ...

Greed in the Economy: It's the Morality, Sinner
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 3:39pm | Type: Blog

<p align="left"><a href="http://blog.sojo.net/tag/economy-special-focus/"></a></p> Everyone has heard the famous phrase, att ...

What Would Jesus Buy?
Originally Posted: 05/13/2011 - 8:43am | Type: Magazine Article

Walter Brueggemann Rev. Billy and his "Church of Stop Shopping" preach the gospel of love, anti-consumerism, and radical neighbo ...

'This Ad is Your Ad'
Originally Posted: 03/03/2011 - 3:37pm | Type: Magazine Article

Danny Duncan Collum This message brought to you by anti-capitalist-capitalists. It’s Super Bowl time again. As ...

Mining Truths
Originally Posted: 03/03/2011 - 3:38pm | Type: Magazine Article

Dee Dee Risher When the Sago mine explosion trapped 13 West Virginia miners 250 feet below ground in January, I was deep into Kettle Botto ...

Can't Buy Me Love
Originally Posted: 05/06/2011 - 1:52pm | Type: Magazine Article

E.J. Dionne Jr. Why the language of the marketplace shouldn't rule our moral and political thinking. ...

Amos and WorldCom
Originally Posted: 08/28/2011 - 6:25pm | Type: Magazine Article

Jim Wallis ‘ Hear this, you that trample on the poor and take from them their jobs and retirement funds. ‘ H ...

‘Them’ is Us
Originally Posted: 07/03/2014 - 10:57am | Type: Magazine Article

Conor O’Reilly THANKS TO Walter Brueggemann for calling on us to challenge the capitalist system that causes such loss and pain for the p ...

Secretary of Woe
Originally Posted: 05/20/2011 - 9:53am | Type: Magazine Article

Walter Brueggemann What God and the genius of capitalism have in common. A Bible study on the book of Job. And more. ...

Is There Life After Capitalism?
Originally Posted: 04/05/2011 - 9:28pm | Type: Magazine Article

Marvin Rees Beyond money as the measure. If the greatest weapon in the hands of the oppressor is the mind of t ...