No Free Lunch Economics for A Fallen World

An Introductory Economics Text From a Christian Worldview

You're just trying to impose your economic views on us and putting a God-approved stamp on it to silence debate.

T. Vernodt, Spokane, WA

You're just trying to impose your economic views on us and putting a God-approved stamp on it to silence debate.

T. Vernodt, Spokane, WA

There is no free lunch, but there is a free economics book.

This free, introductory economics text is available for anyone interested in the free market economics from an explicitly Christian worldview. This book is intended to be an engaging read, while not sacrificing technical accuracy or submission to biblical authority. Each chapter contains an introductory scriptural commentary and clearly defined objectives, as well as a “great economist” section at the end and concluding chapter questions. This text supports free market institutions because only free markets provide the outlet for the creativity of man made in God’s image while likewise providing the institutional constraints that minimize the harm that fallen man can do to others. We strongly encourage you to think about this concept as you go through this text.

About the Author

Dr. Jeff Haymond is an associate professor of economics at Cedarville University, and the associate dean of the School of Business. He received his Ph.D. in economics from George Mason University in 2001, and holds bachelor’s and master’s degrees in engineering as well. A 1985 graduate of the United States Air Force Academy, Dr. Haymond served 25 years on active duty in various space and missile assignments, and retired as a colonel in 2010 as the vice commander of the Space Development and Test Wing. While in the Air Force, Colonel Haymond taught economics at the United States Air Force Academy, served on Capitol Hill as a legislative liaison to the House and Senate Armed Services Committees, and was an Air Force Fellow at The Brookings Institution. His economic specialties include monetary, Austrian, and public choice economics. He has a beautiful wife, Jennifer, three amazing kids, Amanda, Matthew, and Megan, and a very bad spoiled dog named Meeko.

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