Wednesday, January 27, 2010

Religious admonitions against avarice and the accumulation of wealth.

One of the challenges to the development of economics was religious admonitions against avarice and the accumulation of wealth. An example in the New Testament of the Christian Bible is:

Matthew 19:21
New International Version (©1984)
Jesus answered, "If you want to be perfect, go, sell your possessions and give to the poor, and you will have treasure in heaven. Then come, follow me."

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