The number of people living in abject poverty is decreasing at an unprecedented rate. Capitalism has played a major role in lifting people out of such poverty, yet many raise legitimate concerns about capitalism: Does capitalism hurt the poor? Promote materialism? Harm the environment? Allow the rich to get richer at the expense of others? Is capitalism the best system for organizing societies and economies? Join us for a fascinating conversation on the subject of capitalism and whether or not it aligns with the Truths of Scripture.
In Matthew 10:16, Christ told His disciples to be “wise” and “innocent” when they went “in the midst of wolves.” Today our guest will show us how to be both wise and innocent as we work among people who sometimes behave like wolves. Temptation, greed, dishonesty, and misguided ambition have always presented challenges for Christians in the workplace. Add secular bias, political correctness and persecution to the mix, and the modern workplace becomes a foreboding environment for Christians to navigate. How, then, do we earn a living without compromising our faith? Join us to learn how to find our way and thrive on the job.
Anne Bradley is the George and Sally Mayer fellow for Economic Education and the Academic Director at The Fund for American Studies. She served as the Vice President of The Institute for Faith, Work, and Economics. She teaches at George Mason University and Grove City College as well as at The Institute for World Politics. Her previous works include: Counting the Cost: A Christian Perspective on Capitalism and For the Least of These: A Biblical Answer to Poverty. Her forthcoming edited volume is due in October: Set Free: Religious Freedom for All.
Dr. David Goetsch has decades of experience in the private sector, as a Professor of Business, as a Christian counselor, and a U.S. Marine. He holds a Doctorate Degree in Organizational Leadership, four Masters Degrees (Business Management, Political Science/Economics, Counseling, and Educational Leadership), a Bachelor Degree in Business/Technical Education, and an Associate Degree. At various times, he has been America’s Business/Technical Professor of the Year (named by the U.S. Department of Education), Florida’s Business/Technical Professor of the Year, and Professor of the year at his local college multiple times. Dr. Goetsch is in the Florida Veteran’s Hall of Fame for significant contributions to the state in the areas of higher education, economic development, and community leadership following his service in the U.S. Marine Corps. He is the author of over 50 books including Quality Management for Organizational Excellence and Occupational Safety for Technologists, Engineers, and Managers.