Biblical responses to the financial crisis

Written by Ashwin Rattan Monday, 21 May 2012 22:17
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International tax justice expert and author of ''The Courageous State'' , Richard Murphy, from West Norfolk, suggests an alternative Biblical, way to tackle some of the world’s financial crises.


When a lawyer asked Jesus whether a Jew had to pay tax to the Roman empire or not he was setting a trap. But Jesus outsmarted him. He asked for a coin and asked whose head was on it. It was, of course, the Roman Emperor's and as a result Jesus was able to answer that the lawyer should pay the tax that was due to Rome using the coin issued by Rome.
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