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Jeremy Crooks

Jeremy grew up in Sydney Australia. He has tertiary qualifications in business, training, and Bible. With experience in both church ministry and corporate human resources, Jeremy has a strong interest in how faith is demonstrated in our homes and workplaces. You can contact Jeremy at jeremy@teaminfocus.com.au.

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    PJ

    “I do wonder if we have subtly assumed that Capitalism is an intrinsically God endorsed economic and social system?” Yes! – especially in the commentary that comes out of the US.

    I wholeheartedly agree with the analysis in this post. Capitalism naturally tends towards monopoly and monopolies are in many ways worse than systems where the means of production are owned or heavily regulated by the state. At least the state is supposed to act in the common interest whereas the owners of capital have none but their own interests at heart. (That was no more evident that in the disgusting behaviour of mining companies in the debate over putting a tax on their ‘super’ profits…oh how by heart bleeds for the Gina Rineharts and Andrew Forrests of this world!)

    We are extremely blessed in Australia to have had both right and left leaning governments that have at least tried to reign in the worst aspects of capitalism without resorting to the failed policies of socialism. Because of this we’ve avoided the follies of laissez-faire capitalism, as seen in the mortgage/banking crisis in the US, and we’ve avoided the debt problems faced by European countries that embraced socialist ideals a little to closely.

    In all the day-to-day noise over economic policy the truth remains that we live in a fantastic country we’re generally speaking the poor are looked after and not exploited by the robber barons and where hard work and ingenuity are rewarded by financial success. Praise God!

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      Jeremy Crooks

      PJ.

      You raise some good insights about how thankful we should be for our country.

      My concern is that globalization has put capitalism on steroids. I believe the best social program our government can implement is to protect and reward small Australian businesses.

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    Jeremy Crooks

    http://www.smh.com.au/business/what-jesus-said-about-capitalism-20120408-1wjmm.html#ixzz1rUxVMOT4

    Some interesting observations in this piece. I would not go so far as the author in his conclusion, but he is onto something.

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    guest

    The solution to all the world’s problems is to abolish or eradicate money. I don’t agree with the evil hearts thing. That is something that is learned, not ingrained in you from birth onward..

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