Rand or Röpke

Joel Miller wrote a post on why Ayn Rand’s philosophy is “anti-Christian.” He then followed it up with another, offering a capitalist alternative to Rand that Christians would find more palatable. Namely the philosophy of Wilhelm Ropke, author of The Humane Economy. As Miller says, Ropke grounded his economic thought firmly in a Christian understanding of man and the world. After providing a number of quotes by Ropke, Miller says,

If Röpke is right, then the last thing that we need is more of Rand. We should also draw a critical eye to the materialist answers of consumerism, which today corrodes our society and numbs us to the realities around and within us as surely as does socialism.

Read the rest here.

[HT: Patrick Schreiner]