Economic Applications to the Bible or “Dad, My Bible has some Economics in It”

  • Brad Stamm


I recall one summer day when my daughter Sara and I were on the back porch of the house I was renting at Nyack College outside of New York City. The house resembled a small chalet and had a beautiful view overlooking the Hudson River. I was reading Essays on Economics and Economists by R.H. Coase (1994) and she was reading My First Bible. She looked at me and said, “Dad, what are you reading?” I said, “I’m reading economics. What are you reading, Sara?” She replied, “I’m reading the Bible, Dad, and it has some economics in it.”
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