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Steve Deace : What causes an economy to prosper? / Clear, concise arguments and answers from leading thinkers / Eristical.com
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The most prosperous economies are those that truly understand the role of government. As it's stated in our founding document: there is a God, our rights come from Him, and the only purpose of government is to secure and
defend those God-given rights. To put it another way, government is to encourage (not do) good and punish evil.

Of course, government in and of itself is not a moral agent, and usually inflicts the most horrors on humanity when it attempts to be, so it needs another institution to define for it what is good and what is evil. That is the role of the church and the family.

These clearly defined spheres of jurisdiction between cultural institutions are what produce the proper balance of liberty and morality, thus allowing for the most prosperity.

Talk radio host and author, Steve Deace