Defending the Free Market by Robert Sirico audiobook

Defending the Free Market: The Moral Case for a Free Economy

By Rev. Robert Sirico
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The Left has seized on our economic troubles as an excuse to“blame the rich guy” and paint a picture of capitalism and the free market asselfish, greedy, and cruel. Democrats in Congress and Occupy protesters acrossthe country assert that the free market is not only unforgiving, it’s morallycorrupt. According to President Obama and his allies, only by allowing thegovernment to heavily control and regulate business and redistribute wealth can we ensure fairness and compassion. Exactly the opposite is true, says Father Robert Sirico in his thought-provokingbook, Defending the Free Market: TheMoral Case for a Free Economy. Father Sirico argues that a freeeconomy actually promotes charity, selflessness, and kindness. In Defending the Free Market, heshows why free-market capitalism is not only the best way to ensure individualsuccess and national prosperity but also the surest route to a moral andsocially just society. Father Sirico shows why we can’t have freedom without afree economy, why the best way to help the poor is to a start a business, why charityworks—but welfare doesn’t, and how he himself converted from being aleftist colleague of Jane Fonda and Tom Hayden to recognizing the merits of afree economy. In this heated presidential election year, the Left will argue that capitalismmay produce winners, but it is cruel and unfair. Yet as Sirico proves here,capitalism does not simply provide opportunity for material success—it ensuresa more ethical and moral society as well.

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Summary

Summary

The Left has seized on our economic troubles as an excuse to“blame the rich guy” and paint a picture of capitalism and the free market asselfish, greedy, and cruel. Democrats in Congress and Occupy protesters acrossthe country assert that the free market is not only unforgiving, it’s morallycorrupt. According to President Obama and his allies, only by allowing thegovernment to heavily control and regulate business and redistribute wealth can we ensure fairness and compassion.

Exactly the opposite is true, says Father Robert Sirico in his thought-provokingbook, Defending the Free Market: TheMoral Case for a Free Economy. Father Sirico argues that a freeeconomy actually promotes charity, selflessness, and kindness. In Defending the Free Market, heshows why free-market capitalism is not only the best way to ensure individualsuccess and national prosperity but also the surest route to a moral andsocially just society. Father Sirico shows why we can’t have freedom without afree economy, why the best way to help the poor is to a start a business, why charityworks—but welfare doesn’t, and how he himself converted from being aleftist colleague of Jane Fonda and Tom Hayden to recognizing the merits of afree economy.

In this heated presidential election year, the Left will argue that capitalismmay produce winners, but it is cruel and unfair. Yet as Sirico proves here,capitalism does not simply provide opportunity for material success—it ensuresa more ethical and moral society as well.

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

“Defending the Free Market addresses the morality of entrepreneurship from the point of view of a sophisticated economist who is also an inspiring theologian, leading us on a journey to the free and virtuous society, animated by human creativity in the image of the Creator.” George Gilder, New York Times bestselling author of Wealth and Poverty
“I’ve been doing financial counseling and education for over two decades, and one thing that has always stood out to me is how much money is connected to every part of our lives, from relationships to politics to ministry. Money is never just about money; it’s always just part of the issue. That’s why I appreciate Father Robert Sirico’s ministry. Sure, he talks about money, but he also shows how all of these different aspects of our lives interact with and impact each other.” Dave Ramsey, New York Times bestselling author and nationally syndicated radio show host
“I’ve been eagerly anticipating such a book from Father Sirico for a long time. The man has delivered magnificently. Defending the Free Market does more than the title suggests. It celebrates the miracle of freedom and points a lost generation back to the free and virtuous society.” Lawrence Kudlow, anchor of CNBC’s The Kudlow Report
“Father Robert Sirico is a voice who must be heard. Defending the Free Market provides a solidly Christian perspective on capitalism and free markets—and makes the compelling case that we cannot possibly understand economics and how markets function without understanding the true nature of man.” Chuck Colson, founder of Prison Fellowship® and the Colson Center for Christian Worldview
“Every American concerned about our economy and the erosion of individual liberty should read Father Sirico’s insightful and well-reasoned book. As he makes crystal clear, our prosperity will continue to be provided not by government but through the proven power of the economic and personal freedoms we enjoy within American free enterprise.” Rich DeVos, cofounder of Amway and chairman of the Orlando Magic

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Author Bio: Reverend Robert Sirico

Author Bio: Reverend Robert Sirico

Reverend Robert A. Sirico has been active in public-policy affairs for more than thirty years and cofounded the Acton Institute for the Study of Religion and Liberty in 1990. He regularly lectures both in America and around the world, and his writings have appeared in such publications as the New York Times, Wall Street Journal, National Review, and London Financial Times.

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Available Formats : Digital Download, Digital Rental, CD, MP3 CD
Category: Nonfiction/Political Science
Runtime: 7.20
Audience: Adult
Language: English