The Resource Faithonomics : religion and the free market, Torkel Brekke, (electronic resource)

Faithonomics : religion and the free market, Torkel Brekke, (electronic resource)

Label
Faithonomics : religion and the free market
Title
Faithonomics
Title remainder
religion and the free market
Statement of responsibility
Torkel Brekke
Title variation
Religion and the free market
Creator
Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"Does anyone have a monopoly on God? Can religion be bought or sold? Why do we pay priests? How do we limit religious conflicts? And should states get involved in matters of faith? "Faithonomics" shows that religion should be analyzed as a market similar to those for other goods and services, like bottled water or haircuts. It is about religion today, but Brekke shows us that there have always been religious markets, all over the world, regulated to a greater or lesser degree. He argues that state "control" over religious markets is often the cause of unforeseen and negative consequences. Many of today's problems like religious terrorism or rent-seeking by religious political parties, are easier to understand if we think like economists. Religious markets work best when they are relatively free, and religious organizations should be left to sell their products without unnecessary restrictions. We have no good reason to grant any one of them special privileges, political or financial"--Book jacket front flap
Cataloging source
YDX
Dewey number
322/.1
Index
no index present
LC call number
HB72
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
Label
Faithonomics : religion and the free market, Torkel Brekke, (electronic resource)
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
http://library.link/vocab/branchCode
  • net
Control code
ocn980274435
Extent
1 online resource
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780190694647
http://library.link/vocab/recordID
.b37453592
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
  • (OCoLC)980274435
  • pebc0190694645

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