Sunday, March 11, 2007

Do we Need the Government? (7) - Running the Economy

A common answer is that we need the government to run the economy.

Even if the economy does need running (and that is not proved), the evidence that governments can run an economy successfully is fairly sparse. There are plenty of counter examples of government stuffing things up. Those in power usually end up lining their pockets at the expense of their people.

According to the book of Deuteronomy the state of the economy fluctuates according to the righteousness of the people. A decline in the economy is a warning to turn back to God. By attempting to prevent economic downturns, the state is attempting to hold back the tide of sin. In the end it will fail.

Rather than relying on the government to boost the economy is unnecessary. It is easier and more effective to love God.


Aaron said...

Close your parentheses Rob.


Ron McK said...


Aaron said...

I mean, RON.