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From the Archives: November 1993

by Chuck Matthei 10-06-2014
Economics as if values mattered 

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DESPITE APPEARANCES, economics is in essence a very personal and fundamentally moral discipline. It is nothing short of the web of our material relationships with one another and with the natural environment. Economic relationships have personalities and personal histories. Inescapably, these relationships physically manifest our social and spiritual values.

Our language expresses this duality. “Values” are both moral principles and economic measures. “Equity” is defined both as a financial interest in property and as fairness or justice. The root of “property” is also the root of “propriety.” But perception and practice often reflect a division between them.

The Spirit of Work

by Chuck Matthei 02-01-1994
Is all useful work of equal value?

A Return on the Gospel

by Chuck Matthei 12-01-1993

Integrating Faith and Finance

A Community to Which We Belong

by Chuck Matthei 11-01-1993

The value of land in economics.

Lasting Community Renewal

by Chuck Matthei 07-01-1992

An opportunity for systematic change