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The Resource Faithonomics : religion and the free market, Torkel Brekke

Faithonomics : religion and the free market, Torkel Brekke

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Faithonomics : religion and the free market
Title
Faithonomics
Title remainder
religion and the free market
Statement of responsibility
Torkel Brekke
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
YDXCP
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Brekke, Torkel
Dewey number
322.1
Index
index present
LC call number
  • HB72
  • HB72
LC item number
  • .B717 2016
  • .B74 2016
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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  • Religion and politics
  • Economics
  • Economics
  • Economics
  • Free enterprise
  • Purchasing power
  • Business
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Faithonomics : religion and the free market, Torkel Brekke
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Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 269-284) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction: An economic take on religion -- Part 1. The market for religion. Should priests be bribed into laziness? -- Beer, haircuts and religious services -- Priests and fighter pilots -- Faith as social glue: the history of a bad idea -- Part 2. History -- religious markets in other times and places. Religious markets in Islam -- Religious markets in Hinduism -- Religious markets in Buddhism -- Religious markets in medieval Catholicism -- Part 3. The present -- seven sins of government intervention. Crowding out: when government kills initiative -- Rent-seeking: religions jockeying for privilege -- Monopoly: Nordic state churches and communist repression -- Discrimination: women, gay people and God -- Persecution: states, religions and violence -- Reification: how states fix religions in space and time -- Imitation: why do atheists and Buddhists behave like Christians?
Control code
938989807
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
ix, 298 pages
Isbn
9780190627690
Lccn
2016498065
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)938989807
Label
Faithonomics : religion and the free market, Torkel Brekke
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 269-284) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction: An economic take on religion -- Part 1. The market for religion. Should priests be bribed into laziness? -- Beer, haircuts and religious services -- Priests and fighter pilots -- Faith as social glue: the history of a bad idea -- Part 2. History -- religious markets in other times and places. Religious markets in Islam -- Religious markets in Hinduism -- Religious markets in Buddhism -- Religious markets in medieval Catholicism -- Part 3. The present -- seven sins of government intervention. Crowding out: when government kills initiative -- Rent-seeking: religions jockeying for privilege -- Monopoly: Nordic state churches and communist repression -- Discrimination: women, gay people and God -- Persecution: states, religions and violence -- Reification: how states fix religions in space and time -- Imitation: why do atheists and Buddhists behave like Christians?
Control code
938989807
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
ix, 298 pages
Isbn
9780190627690
Lccn
2016498065
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)938989807

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