"Nelson's book is a challenge to economists to see their field anew." --Eileen Ciesla, American Enterprise
"Economics as Religion is an excellent book. [Its] purpose is to show how the arguments of economists legitimate social and economic arrangements by providing these arrangements with quasi-religious justification. Economists are thus doing theology while for the most part unaware of that fact. It provides a remarkably balanced and comprehensive history of the way that economics developed in the twentieth century. The book will undoubtedly be welcomed by â¦ [a] considerable number of theologians. Professional economists will find [it] will broaden their understanding of what economists have been doing in recent decades. Political scientists or philosophers canâ¦clarify their understandings of social science and especially economics. And I think it will find a fair number of readers in the general population." --Paul Heyne, University of Washington
From the Publisher
An insightful exploration of the powerful role that economic belief plays in our modern society as a secular religion that serves many of the same functions as early Christian and other religions did in their time.
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