How Conservative Politicians Wait for God to Fix the Economy, With Frightening Results

The theology embraced by American religious conservatives may render them immune to evidence and reason when it comes to economic management.

A study released last fall suggests that the theology embraced by American religious conservatives may render them immune to evidence and reason when it comes to economic management. The study found that a sizable minority share a uniquely faith-based view of how the economy functions, believing that both good and bad outcomes are an expression of God's will, and are therefore beyond the reach of mere mortals. Full Story »

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Randy Morrow
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by Randy Morrow - Oct. 1, 2011

We know how to get out of this mess, we have known how for 70 years. We just need the government to generate demand. That means spending money." —- ... More »

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Dwight Rousu
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by Dwight Rousu - Sep. 30, 2011

only about one in five Americans adhere to a purely secular view of the economy. Almost three in four say, “I know God has a plan for me,” and within that ... More »

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Albert N. Milliron
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by Albert N. Milliron - Oct. 2, 2011

Conservatives believe in personal responsibly because of their faith. No one, who is a person of faith, is waiting for God to come by and fix everything. It is a very naive understanding of theology to even consider that is the thought process of Conservatives. Here is something to consider, read the titles of the authors other works. He is obviously biased. His latest article. "Religious-Right Homophobes Whine That They're Being Oppressed" Hie obviously has "an axe to grind"/

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