Dispatches from God’s Economy

Beyond Rugged Individualism: What Is The Common Good?

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What does it look like to see our lives as interconnected as they really are? How do we begin to reinvest in the common good? Anne Snyder, Jennifer Bailey, and Peter Block talk about the role of community in building an economy of interdependence and mutuality.

Using the Reagan Test Today

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As we seek to evaluate the effectiveness of economic policies and decisions of our leaders, Regan’s test is a valid one to apply: Are we better off now than we were 18 months ago? If we are using economic indicators to answer this question, for millions of Americans the answer would almost certainly be a resounding, “yes.”

Baptist News Global: Why I’m Among the Unchurched Today

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At the intersection of these two issues, race and economics, is the overwhelming racial wealth disparity, a theological issue if ever there was one. I am not without hope that the church still could step up and step into this work.

The Economy is Not Gravity: Understanding the Choices that Shape our Lives

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The economy is us. It is shaped by the personal decisions we make every day and the public policies we enact. This session, featuring UK economist Eve Poole and Brookings Institute Senior Fellow Andre Perry, will pull back the veil on how the economy works and point us toward new models for meeting 21st-century challenges.

The Root Word is Repair

When you want to think about doing reparations, the root word is repair – to remedy the damage done. How can we begin that repair work? Here’s one surprising option: tourism.

Neighborhood Investment Trusts Reimagine Ownership and Wealth in Local Economies

Unlike traditional economic development, Neighborhood Investment Trusts start from the premise of addressing the racial gap around asset ownership by average people and people of color. That grounding in economic justice and locally based asset ownership is the reason church funds are among the initial backers of the concept.