There is a growing distaste among many Americans for the excesses and abuses of Big Business—from Enron and Arthur Anderson to Bernie Madoff to the bailout of the banking industry. Some Americans even took their anger to the streets when last year on a Canadian activist group, Adbusters, that was started in 1989 created an advertising poster the got people’s attention. It was the picture of a ballerina on a Wall Street bull with the date September 17 and the Twitter hashtag “Occupy Wall Street.” “Bring tent.” And for the next few months protests erupted across the country over income inequality and wealth distribution, the 1%. Many protestors held signs that explicitly attacked Capitalism. This evening I want to zoom out in our series on work from microeconomics to macro. We’ve been looking at work on a personal level—what does the Bible say about your job. Now we want to see what the Bible says about our economic system. Does the Bible condone or condemn Capitalism?
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