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Economics for Everybody: Applying Biblical Principles to Work... [$5 Friday at Ligonier!]
ligonier.org ^ | RC Sproul, Jr

Posted on 07/11/2014 1:15:21 PM PDT by SoFloFreeper

Everybody talks about it. The news is full of it. But most Christians know very little about it. Economics: it’s everywhere, influencing everything, yet so rarely understood.

Economics for Everybody seeks to remedy that through an insightful and entertaining exploration of the principles, practices, and consequences of economics. Thoroughly unconventional, it links entrepreneurship with lemonade, cartoons with markets, and Charlie Chaplin with supply and demand. It’s funny, clever, profound and instructive.

If you want to know why economics is so important to understand, this is the series for you. In our day and age, it’s a message every Christian needs to hear.

(Excerpt) Read more at ligonier.org ...


TOPICS: Business/Economy; Culture/Society; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: economics; education; religion; truth
Today, this course is on sale via Ligonier for only $5. Every Friday, this ministry puts up select products for sale at well below normal cost.

Economics for Everybody is not on par with Thomas Sowell's wonderful book "Basic Economics"...but only because it has a different audience.

Sproul, Jr. has done a wonderful job teaching basics of economic thought and he does so with a worldview of Christianity in mind--how we are responsible not just to ourselves but ultimately to our Creator regarding how we use the resources with which He has entrusted us.

He does it in a fun, way, too...using lots of old movie video and stock footage to illustrate his points.

Sometimes, as most economics courses, you have to listen more than once to the lesson to let it "sink in", but that is okay--you have lifetime access to the material!

Highly recommended for all FREEPers, and today's price is very affordable.

1 posted on 07/11/2014 1:15:21 PM PDT by SoFloFreeper
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To: SoFloFreeper
This appears to be a clever restatement of Economics 101.

Economics 101 might be appropriate for a 5 yr old or a dyed-in-the-wool libertarian or a free market shill/simpleton, but it is not sufficient for any reasonable or rational economic discussions today.

2 posted on 07/11/2014 2:00:58 PM PDT by who_would_fardels_bear
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To: who_would_fardels_bear

Sigh.

You haven’t seen or taken the class, apparently. Did you even bother to look at the lectures or their titles?

I think the first lecture might be free. Probably didn’t watch that either, did you?

Did you happen to notice the endorsement of the PhD. of Economics at Grove City College (who has been published in Forbes)? He says of the course: “Economics for Everybody is a provocative, winsome, and informative attempt to bring both natural and special revelation to bear on economic theory and policy. Those looking for an introduction to economic ideas from a Biblical perspective will find Economics for Everybody an excellent first step.”

Any reasonable Christian perspective on the fundamentals of economics ought to be welcomed—especially since the fundamentals are what is SO lacking in our politicians, media, and school kids.


3 posted on 07/11/2014 2:41:23 PM PDT by SoFloFreeper
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To: SoFloFreeper
I read the write-up which ended with talk of supply and demand.

Whoopee! By the end of the class you get to hear about supply and demand.

4 posted on 07/11/2014 5:01:38 PM PDT by who_would_fardels_bear
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To: who_would_fardels_bear

figures.


5 posted on 07/11/2014 9:42:34 PM PDT by SoFloFreeper
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