Baha'i Library Online

See original version at bahai-library.com/rassekh_market_economy.

COLLECTIONPublished articles
TITLEThe Bahá'í Faith and the Market Economy
AUTHOR 1Farhad Rassekh
DATE_THIS2001
VOLUME11:3-4
TITLE_PARENTJournal of Bahá'í Studies
PUB_THISAssociation for Bahá'í Studies North America
CITY_THISOttawa
ABSTRACTBahá'í teachings relevant to the market system as described in classical economics and the roles of self-interest and morality in economic life; human beings are naturally endowed with a desire to better their lives.
NOTES Mirrored with permission from journal.bahaistudies.ca/online/article/view/119.
TAGSEconomics
 
CONTENT
About: The eighteenth-century (Scottish) philosophers advanced a powerful economic and moral case for the market economy predicated on the propositions that human beings are naturally endowed with a desire to better their lives and that the pursuit of this goal in the marketplace generally contributes to society’s economic well-being. The present essay traces the intellectual origin of this system and analyzes the roles of self-interest and morality in its operation. We will also analyze this system in the light of Bahá’í teachings and discuss aspects of the market system that the Bahá’í Faith accepts as well as those that it rejects.
VIEWS6359 views since 2011-06-06 (last edit 2022-04-05 23:33 UTC)
PERMISSIONpublisher
LANG THISEnglish
Home Site Map Links Tags Chronology About Contact RSS