At Work & Economics 101 & Public Square & Theology 101

IFWE’s Midweek Memo – 09.04.13

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Offering you the latest news, analysis, and opinion on all things faith, work, and economics.

The Contested American Dream Kern Pastors Network

…some have gone as far as to make the American Dream a concept against which the church ought to be opposed. For them, the American Dream represents material greed, self -promotion, naïve nationalistic fervor, independence from God, and ultimately, idolatry. – Drew Cleveland

Yes, I’m the Mechanic This Is Our City

Auto-repair shop owner George Zaloom says there’s no reason why every Christian shouldn’t find joy at work. – Nathan Clark

Does the Protestant Work Ethic Exist? Acton Institute

Many people (including me) think Weber’s thesis is fundamentally flawed. Nevertheless, Protestants do seem to have a peculiar and unique relationship with work. – J oe Carter

You Do Not Labor in Vain The Gospel Coalition

It is easy to share stories of executives, doctors, and engineers and forget that the most common occupations in America are retail salesperson and cashier. – Dan Doriani

Why Wal-Mart Will Never Pay Like Costco Bloomberg

Wal-Mart could pay a cent more an hour without going out of business. But is it true in the way that it’s meant–that Wal-Mart could increase its wages by 50 percent and still prosper? – Megan McArdle

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