Alternatives to Economics outlines the Christian thought system and its value as an alternative to secular social science in the development of socio-economic policies. Co-authors, Clive and Cara Beed demonstrate how the Christian thought system could be applied to issues such as distribution of wealth and the growing unemployment problem. The Christian thought system provides an alternative way of describing, explaining, and formulating policies for socio-economic matters from that of secular social science. Alternatives to Economics finds the current state of economics severely flawed, with no set of value-free, objective "tools" that can be used to analyze the economy. This book seeks to present these Christian thought system "tools" to both Christians and non-Christians.
Clive Beed is a retired senior lecturer from the University of Melbourne's Department of Economics. Co-author Cara Beed is a retired lecturer in sociology at the Australian Catholic University.
1 List of Tables 2 Acknowledgements 3 Preface Chapter 4 Christian Belief as Relevant to Modern Socio-Economic Life Chapter 5 Christian Principles for the Organization of Employment Chapter 6 Biblical Exegesis-Based Principles for Economic Distribution Chapter 7 Christian Explanations for Unemployment Chapter 8 Socio-Economic Principles in Contemporary Christian and Islamic Thought Chapter 9 A Christian Perspective on Economics Chapter 10 Christians and the Autonomy of Economics Chapter 11 Science and Contemporary Economics Chapter 12 Naturalism and Contemporary Economics Chapter 13 Causal Explanation and Laws in Naturalistic Social Science Chapter 14 The Status of Economics as a Naturalistic Social Science Chapter 15 Intellectual Progress and Academic Economics Chapter 16 A Christian Response to Naturalistic Social Science Chapter 17 The Methodology of Christian Socio-Economic Analysis 18 Bibliography 19 Index