Philip Booth writes for The Daily Telegraph
‘The market runs all the way through the Bible. Many parables, such as that of the workers in the vineyard, are grounded in the reality of market exchange. The seventh and the final of the Ten Commandments relate to the honouring of private property. The Parable of the Prodigal Son presupposes business, market exchange and the inheritance of property – none of which are criticised by Jesus unless pursued unethically.
‘This does not mean that a market should have no restraints. The question is whether those restraints should come from the state or from morality, religion and civil society.’
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