What Exactly is a Fair Wage?

Kevin Kinghorn has some thoughts about this over at Seedbed: The packages of Traidcraft coffee I’ve bought in the past always carry the written promise that coffee producers in developing countries are paid “a fair price for their work.” I’m all for healthy, sustainable business practices. But the Traidcraft label does raise the obvious follow-up [Read More…]

Thinking Christianly About the Denmark Model of Economics

Someday I hope we’ll be able to have some contributions from the Faith and Work Collective on this blog.  In the meantime, I’m going to keep telling you to go read their stuff.  Great post by Kevin Kinghorn, talking about the Denmark/Scandinavian model of economics from the perspective of someone who has actually been to Denmark: [Read More…]

The Business Crisis Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton Are Ignoring

By Timothy Askew; reprinted from Inc. with the kind permission of Timothy Askew. American entrepreneurship may well be dying a slow and ignominious death. Last year, Leigh Buchanan, editor-at-large of Inc. Magazine, in an article titled “American Entrepreneurship Is Actually Vanishing,” quoted John Dearie, EVP for Policy at the Financial Services Forum as saying:  “New [Read More…]

Budgets as Moral Documents

Check out the latest post at the Faith and Work Collective, on considering budgets as moral and not just financial documents: Our use of money and resources reflects our values. Or, in the language of the Gospel of Matthew – “where your treasure is, there your heart will be also.” Every day our small choices [Read More…]

This Matters: Response to the Shootings and a Call to Stay Engaged

By David Spickard People have been asking me how I’m reacting to all that’s going on with the tragic shooting deaths of Alton Sterling, Philando Castile, and now the police officers in Dallas.  I wrote out my thoughts this morning for our Jobs for Life team.  I hope they’re helpful to you. JfL family, It’s [Read More…]

The blessings of business?

A month or so ago, I got an email from my doctoral advisor (who has some idea which way my life path has gone) saying that I ought to review a book called The Blessings of Business  by Darren Grem. In conjunction, he said, with Timothy Gloege’s  Guaranteed Pure, a scholarly history of Moody Bible [Read More…]