Is Capitalism or Socialism More Conducive to Christian Virtue?

Watch this video and take the measure of the Supreme Court justice we just lost:  Antonin Scalia.

Given how the 2016 presidential election process is unfolding, Scalia’s insights are even more relevant than when he delivered them two and a half years ago.

Today’s proponents of socialism often appeal to Jesus as their inspiration.  Yet the coercive governmental power necessary to effect socialism is utterly foreign to the ideals of individual generosity that Jesus taught His disciples.

This lecture was delivered September 6, 2013 at the chapel of the Lanier Theological Library in Houston, Texas.  (This video lasts 47:25; it is roughly a 30-minute lecture followed by a 15-minute Q&A session)

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