The Jubilee Forum on December 3, focused on the religious nature of economics. We moved past the assumption that economics is a secular matter, separate from spiritual matters. Here are a few examples of how the religion of economics is manifest:
Economics has a view of human nature. We are consumers making decisions based on cost, prestige, and some greed.
Economics views nature as subordinate to profits. So are people for that matter.
Economics gives attributes of deity to “The Market.” Wrestling with this deity earns one respect and wealth. The Market functions as long as people believe in it.