Wednesday, December 21, 2016

"in his name shall the Gentiles trust" - Wisdom for Economics

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Wisdom for Economics

The following calculation adds all the integers up to the infinity.

S = 1 + 2 + 3 + 4 + 5 + 6 +...

Therefore the result is infinity.  However, if it is multiplied by two, it results in a strange conclusion.

2S = 2 + 4 + 6 + 8 + 10 + 12 +...

This calculates the sum of  all the even integers that are a part of S.  Therefore S > 2S: S is larger than 2S.  It is strange.  If any integer N is multiplied by 2, the result 2N will be larger than N.  But, as for the above infinite summation, 2S is smaller than S.

When your wealth or desire that can be infinite is multiplied, something spiritual related to it would be smaller.  The more your wealth or desire is multiplied, the less its spiritual effect will be.

Our economy is based on an implicit rule that profit, interest, or wealth can be pursued up to infinity.  It is absurd.  As it reflects man's boundless desire for wealth, it is dangerous and foolish.

There must be an optimum and allowable level of wealth man is allowed to possess and pursue in any given social environment.  Economics should be built on this wisdom.

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Mat 12:21 And in his name shall the Gentiles trust.