Wednesday, January 31, 2007

False Balance

Christians sometimes speak as if we must find a balance between economic freedom and economic injustice. They tend to assume that economic freedom always creates injustice. This is wrong. Economic injustice cannot be resolved by reducing economic freedom. The solution to economic injustice is economic justice, ie for the criminal to make restitution to the victim.

Economic injustice actually reduces the economic freedom of the victim, so these two are not opposites. They are two sides of the same coin, so they cannot be balanced. Our goal should be economic freedom and economic justice.

1 comment:

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