Friday, February 25, 2011

Mere Prosperity

Reader Bryan Haydukewich sends along news of "the Center for Free Enterprise, an Austrian-leaning institute in Korea," whose English website simply and rightly states, "The fact that prosperity exists where liberalism and free market principles are firmly in place has been confirmed through an abundance of historical evidence" — CFE.

That's a pretty succinct statement; "liberalism and free market principles" bring about "prosperity," nothing more, nothing less. Mere prosperity. No utopian visions here. And of course, "prosperity" is a good, but not the ultimate good, which is where the Church and other actors come in to play.

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Blogger M.Z. said...

That author needs to be introduced to Caribbean, Central American, and South American nations.

10:04 PM  
Blogger The Western Confucian said...

Like the Bahamas, Costa Rica, and Chile, where the rule of law and liberalism reign. The other plutocracies of that region are not examples of liberalism and free markets.

4:47 AM  

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