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Chrisian Light

Chrisian Light was a student at Loyola University New Orleans. A veteran of the U.S. military, he majored in economics at Loyola University New Orleans. His main advisors and mentors while in that city were Walter E. Block, William Barnett II, and the Reverend Larry Beane.



Christianity, the Free Market, and Libertarianism

Issue: 6:4 (The twenty fourth issue)
In recent centuries Christians of various denominations have endorsed many
different political philosophies that they see as being truly biblical in their
approach. Over this time there has been an increasing hostility, by some
Christians, towards free markets and political philosophies that hold human
liberty as the highest goal such as libertarianism and classical liberalism. This
criticism is unwarranted and misplaced as libertarianism and free markets are
not only compatible with Christianity, they are also the most biblically sound
of all economics systems and political philosophies endorsed by Christians
today. Therefore, this paper will argue that Christians of all denominations
should endorse free markets and libertarianism if they wish to create a world
that follows biblical principles and the teachings of Jesus.