Economy Asks Religious Leaders

A priest, an imam, and a rabbi explain the economics of their religion to us

From fairness, to charity, to poverty, Islam, Christianity, and Judaism have some fascinating ideas about how to run the economy – and they're more similar than you'd think.

We spoke to a rabbi, a priest, and an imam to explain the economic ideas in their religions to us. Here's what they said:

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  • ClawV23

    So they’re more or less becoming homeless on purpose and taking advantage of people’s kindness? That’s very disappointing, I’ve always imagined myself walking on the path of the monk but my idea of a modern monk was to achieve a level of independence at which I can grow my own food on a piece of land I own, make my own hemp clothes and live in a small log cabin somewhere outside civilization instead of begging people for a bowl of food.