Providentialism, Free Markets, and Limited Government

According to a Baylor University survey, one in five Americans connect a providential view of God’s working in the world with a conservative view that opposes government regulation and champions the free market.

In other words, 20% of Americans believe that Adam Smith’s famous “invisible hand” is the Judeo-Christian God.

5 thoughts on “Providentialism, Free Markets, and Limited Government

  1. “In tendering this homage to the Great Author of every public and private good, I assure myself that it expresses your sentiments not less than my own, nor those of my fellow-citizens at large less than either. No people can be bound to acknowledge and adore the Invisible Hand which conducts the affairs of men more than those of the United States.”

    GWash, First Inaugural. Just sayin'.


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