Monday, July 20, 2009

Scriptural Quotation for Today

"There is a way that seems right to man, but in the end it leads to death." Proverbs 14:12

I got this verse from the website of MidAmerica Nazarene University. A few years ago I co-authored with my departmental chair a couple of articles on the leadership qualities of Abraham and leadership theories of ancient Judaism and the Sanhedrin.

Proverbs states that man's reason is limited or bounded. This is the major theme of Austrian economics and the organization theory of Herbert Simon. Humbleness before the Creator was also a theme of the classical Greeks, who feared "hubris". The assumption of social democracy and liberalism is that human reason is sufficient to plan and dominate the economy. They have been wrong every time.

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