Wealth & Justice: The Morality of Democratic Capitalism
By Peter Wehner & Arthur C. Brooks
AEI Press, 67 pp., $9.95
Liberals find a sympathetic audience in evangelicals when their policies are cloaked in the rhetoric of social justice. To be sure, Christian ethics are nothing if not concerned for the welfare of the poor, which leaves evangelicals who enjoy the comforts of Western life feeling a sense of cognitive dissonance. But guilt sometimes leads to strange bedfellows. Peter Wehner and Arthur C. Brooks make the case that few couples are as mismatched as Christianity and socialism, an economic system rooted in 18th-century materialism.