Essays on capitalism and democracy

Qur'anic Guidance for Good Governance. 

The CRT believes that prosperity and successful business endeavor can best occur under conditions of good governance. Social capital is a precondition for the accumulation of financial wealth. Working with scholars from many Islamic countries at a seminar at the International Islamic University Malaysia, the CRT collaborated in opening remarkable vistas of understanding Qur'anic guidance that fully embraces the CRT's ethical Principles for Government. To read these most important essays which refute the thesis that there must be a clash of civilizations between Islam and others, click here .

The focus on individuals is so entrenched, however, that even those who think they’re taking social factors into account usually aren’t. This is as true of Murray’s critics as it is of Murray himself. Perhaps Murray’s greatest single mistake is to misinterpret the failure of federal antipoverty programs. He assumes that federal programs actually target the social causes of poverty, which means that if they don’t work, social causes must not be the issue. But he’s simply got it wrong. Welfare and other antipoverty programs are ‘social’ only in the sense that they’re organized around the idea that social systems like government have a responsibility to do something about poverty. But antipoverty programs are not organized around a sociological understanding of how systems produce poverty in the first place. As a result, they focus almost entirely on changing individuals and not systems, and use the resources of government and other systems to make it happen.

Essays on capitalism and democracy

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