We have come to the end of post on economic fallacies Christians believe. These ten are among the ones I most frequently encounter in conversations and writing. I hope these all made sense. But my question to you is, What fallacies did I miss? Any suggestions? In the days ahead I may add more to this series but I think this is pretty good start. Here is an index of the posts.
The "Work is Instrumental" fallacy views human economic labor as purely instrumental in service to higher pursuits of spirituality and intellect.
The Biblical Redistribution fallacy identifies wealth equalization as the primary economic concern of the Bible, the Jubilee Code of Leviticus 25 being the most exemplary passage.
The Piety fallacy is uncritical action based on pietistic interpretations of scripture without regard to actual outcomes resulting from those actions.
The “New Creation Now” fallacy holds the we can create “heaven on earth” while disregarding the reality that the New Creation can not be fully realized until Christ's return.
The Zero-Sum Game Fallacy views wealth as a fixed quantity meaning the only way someone gets wealthy is at someone else’s expense.
The Linear Projection Fallacy projects present circumstances and trends endlessly into the future without allowing for innovation and societal change.
The “'Free Markets' Equals Lawlessness” fallacy understands free markets as markets without any restriction on the activities of individuals or corporations.
The “Capitalism Based on Greed” fallacy says that greed and selfishness are inherent in capitalism.
The “Free Markets Destroy the Environment” fallacy argues that free markets and capitalism are destroying the environment as they exhaust global resources.
The "Government Equals Society" fallacy views government as the means by which society acts.
The "living wage" fallacy says that businesses are morally obliged to pay workers a wage that will sustain their lives.
The “Pay Equals Importance” fallacy maintains that wages and salaries people are paid should be commensurate with the importance of the work they do.
The "No Scarcity" fallacy maintains that God created an abundance of resources for humanity and that any scarcity is related to unjust social systems.