Summary Of Cavanaugh's Critique Of The Modern Free-Market

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Thesis: Cavanaugh critiques the modern “free-market” and how it has a fundamentally flawed view of freedom. The modern belief of the “free-market” is flawed, according to Cavanaugh, it defines freedom in a negative manner, as an absolute freedom from any external constraints. He states it is precisely this concept of freedom, resting upon the dubious modern notion of a completely “autonomous individual,” A proper view of freedom within a market economy, Cavanaugh proclaims, must be defined positively as a freedom for a useful and purposeful end. Précis: Unlike the modern “free-market” the notion of freedom and desire is the Christian idea of freedom and willingness to pursues a social end. In working towards a goal of higher common
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