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

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Virgil Henry Storr

George Mason University - Department of Economics; George Mason University - Mercatus Center; University of Arizona Center for the Philosophy of Freedom

Date Written: January 1, 2010

Abstract

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

Suggested Citation

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. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=1711284

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