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For most of us, understanding economic theory is of less urgency than paying our bills, using our gifts, and trying to care for those in need. But what if our economic system could be redeemed to unleash the power of the free market to enable everyone to flourish? What if the driving force behind capitalism was not political ideology nor wealth accumulation but biblical virtue?
In his exceptional new book Redeeming Capitalism, Dr. Ken Barnes imagines such a "virtuous capitalism," tracing the roots of capitalism's initial ideology and our present moral and economic decay and pointing the way forward to a more generous and hopeful future.
Last fall, more than 140 business people along with government, municipal, and faith leaders from around Richmond joined us for a conference with Dr. Barnes, an expert on faith, work and economics. As requested, he is returning to Richmond to speak from Redeeming Capitalism on topics like:
Is capitalism redeemable?
Is capitalism worth redeeming?
Is a well-functioning capitalist order a thing of the past?
How can we work against the excesses of capitalism to salvage the good?
How can spiritual capital energize organizational growth?
How can everyday business people help bring morality back into economics?
Join us the morning of September 22nd, 2018 as we hear Dr. Barnes' teaching and discuss tangible steps each of us can take; optional book signing to follow.
The Needle's Eye community extends its most sincere gratitude to our generous sponsors and friends:
Gold Sponsors: Duff and Cox, Richard and Aggie Cullen, Brenda and David Matthews, and Spinnaker Consulting Group.
Silver Sponsors: Tom and Nancy Chewning, Dotted Line Collaborations, Estes Express Lines, and James River Wealth Advisors.