Saturday, April 07, 2007

Quote du jour

Because somebody made me feel guilty for neglecting my blog....

While there is no end of ways to consider the parallels of economy and theology--especially the ways in which economic belief systems have replaced verifiable economic theory--I found this particular quote interesting:

At their core, theologies address the problem of evil and why God doesn't do something about it. Political economy grapples with the the question of how a social and historical process as creative, fruitful, and intriguing as capitalism can give rise to so many stubborn and ugly problems (and what we might do about these problems, if anything). (215)

The source: Foley, Duncan. Adam's Fallacy. Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Press, 2006.