Harvey Cox


On his book The Market as God

Cover Interview of March 08, 2017

A close-up

I would hope that the bookstore browser would look at the introduction. It sums up what the book is about. I would also recommend the chapters on holidays, on the similar crises religions and economic systems experience, and perhaps my two chapters on Adam Smith. The last chapter gives some idea of how we can move ahead. I do not recommend abolishing the Market but returning it to its proper place. Here I use the old theological formula of “restitutio humanii” the restitution of humankind to its proper place in the scheme of creation. I suggest that the Market is not well suited to being a god and that it might be happier to be relieved of the burden!