At the Altar of Wall Street Paperback

The Rituals, Myths, Theologies, Sacraments, and Mission of the Religion Known as the Modern Global Economy

by Scott W. Gustafson;


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At the Altar of Wall Street

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In this thought-provoking book Scott Gustafson argues that economics performs the same function in contemporary American culture that religions did in past cultures. He describes and analyzes the rituals, pilgrimage sites, myths, prophets, reformers, sacraments, and mission of economics to show how the economy operates as our de facto "god." Understanding how economics functions as a religion is the first step in addressing many of today's political and social problems, Gustafson says. Our inability to compromise on economic matters is much more intelligible when competing principles are understood as religious laws that cannot be violated. At the Altar of Wall Street encompasses a broad sweep of history, philosophy, culture studies, economic ideas - and religion, of course - and offers insightful discussion of such topics as debt, economic terrorism, globalization, and money as the economy's sacrament. Thoughtful readers will find plenty to chew on here.

At the Altar of Wall Street by Scott W. Gustafson was published by William B Eerdmans Publishing Co in November 2015. The ISBN for At the Altar of Wall Street is 9780802872807.

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Page last updated 26th April 2016
Author / Artist
Book FormatPaperback
PublisherWilliam B Eerdmans Publishing Co (November 2015)
Weight318g
Number of Pages224
Thickness15 mm
Height229 mm
Width152 mm
ISBN9780802872807
ISBN-100802872808
Product Code4347437
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