Economist as Pastor, Preacher, and Most Importantly, Theologian
Journal of Private Enterprise, Vol. 26, No. 1, pp. 13-20, 2010
9 Pages Posted: 18 Nov 2010
Date Written: January 1, 2010
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.
Keywords: Economists’ Role, Boettke
JEL Classification: A11, A23
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