The requirement is clear: that we dedicate our work as Christians to Christ – not the making of money. Thsi puts all Christian teaching at odds with neo-liberalism, per se
And those who have skills must use them in pursuit of the creation of Chsritian ideals – including relief of poverty
Let\’s agree, for the moment, with Ritchie\’s oft stated contention that the last 30 years have seen the rise of this \”neo-liberalism\” stuff.
OK, so what else has been happening in the past 30 years? The largest reduction in poverty that our species has ever seen. Hundreds of millions, if not billions, rising up out of the destitution of peasant agriculture into a middle class lifestyle.
To thus claim that neo-liberalism is incompatible with the Christian injunction to reduce poverty is thus, umm, well, odd….or should we perhaps go a little stronger and say barking lunacy?