|June 2009 Newsletter|
A Beka's and BJUP's Economics texts
never trace socialism's failure to its
which rejects the Incarnation.
Here is more proof of the superiority both
of Christocentrism over mere theism, and of
graphic design-type matrices to profile it.
ACCEPTS CHRIST'S DEITY
REJECTS CHRIST'S DEITY.
|Christ's deity means a plurality of equals
shares sovereignty in one Triunity, so that
neither the individual nor the group is
subordinate at the divine or human level.
|Christ's non-deity means God is a|
single Person, making unity the divine
ideal and the collective state supreme
over individual citizens among men.
|CHRIST'S DEITY IMPLIES|
|CHRIST'S NON-DEITY IMPLIES|
|Man needs a divine Savior,
|Man needs no divine Savior,|
|Trinitarian shared sovereignty in human
government (federalism, separation
of powers) restrains man's depravity.
|Good or perfectible human nature needs|
no restraint through shared sovereignty
(no federalism, no separation of powers).
|Selfish man must work since his
fall into sin, but will voluntarily
labor only with profit incentives.
|Unselfish man fell not into|
sin and will voluntarily work
without profit incentives.
|The Laffer Curve is right.
Tax rates do change
selfish man's behavior.
|The Laffer Curve is wrong.|
Tax rates do not change
unselfish man's behavior.
CHECKS MAN'S DEPRAVITY.
VOIDS MAN'S GOODNESS.
|Desire for private property drives selfish
profit-seekers to efficiently produce
goods and services for society's needs.
|Private property asserts|
individuality against unity,
|Private property rights
share sovereignty among
and deny it to rulers.
|Control of property does not corrupt|
rulers because they administer the state,
the functional sovereign deity among
men and analog of the unitarian God.
|MONEY IS A FORM|
OF PRIVATE PROPERTY.
|MONEY IS A TOOL|
TO REDISTRIBUTE WEALTH.
|The gold standard respects
|Paper money reflects|
|God defines monetary value through
free-market supply of and demand
for gold which no man controls.
|The state alters monetary value|
by influencing its supply through
price controls on interest rates.
|Government cannot inflate
to finance a welfare state.
|Government debases the currency|
to cover welfare-state deficits.