January, 2010

Economist as Pastor, Preacher, and Most Importantly, Theologian

This article argues that if we embrace a view of religion as a collection of theories about the world (e.g., about alertness and entrepreneurship) and a set of values about how we ought to approach our activities (e.g., value freedom), there are potentially positive aspects of thinking about Austrian economics as a religion. And, if Austrian economics is a religion, then Professor Peter Joseph Boettke is the quintessential pastor, preacher, and theologian of Austrian economics.   

Read the full article at SSRN.com.

Citation (Chicago Style)

Storr, Virgil Henry, Economist as Pastor, Preacher, and Most Importantly, Theologian (January 1, 2010). Journal of Private Enterprise, Vol. 26, No. 1, pp. 13-20, 2010.