As a Presbyterian minister and theological educator, the blogger decided to pursue Studies in Economics as part of a personal preparation for lectures suitable for local churches, Bible schools, and seminaries. The three related subjects dealt in this blog include Austrian economics, libertarianism, and Christian economics.

The blogger decided to study the Austrian school of economics as a result of several influences. His exposure to financial education in 2009 led him to the study of Robert Kiyosaki’s books, who introduced to him, Edward Griffin, the author of Creature from Jekyll Island. This influence was strengthened by his exposure to the ideas of US Congressman Ron Paul and Peter Schiff, a financial commentator. Gary North is the final influence that sealed his decision to do personal research on the works and impact of Austrian economists.

With the present global economic crisis, the blogger sees the answer through an intellectual movement that will expose the fallacy of conventional answers. On the other hand, the blogger also anticipates that churches and  the academe, religious leaders and educators, will search for alternative answers for what is really going on in world economy. In that search, the blogger believes that the intellectual labors of both the Austrian school and the libertarians for several decades will gain new attention, appreciation, and will gradually replace mainstream consciousness.

My Email: rzc24arcel@yahoo.com


  1. Hi Mr. Chavez, thank you for following peopletakingdominion.wordpress.com. I’m a fan of Gary North, Austrian econ, and (of course) theonomy. I believe the blog material I’m writing now will develop into a book on how to accelerate the advance of just government and prosperity. There must be a publicly verifiable gage to evaluate political performance. (Such a gage does exist.) And its effective use must be developed.

    Any comment you make at my site would be appreciated. If you like what you see on the site, let me know and we can trade site links. I would prefer to say like “Sponsored by studiesineconomics.wordpress.com”.

    • Good to hear that theojoe that you’re a fan of North, Austrian econ, and theonomy. I appreciate your project. We really need more literature on that subject. What comes to my mind are the works of Gary deMar on “Biblical Blueprint of Government”, Ray Sutton’s “That You May Prosper”, and Greg Bahnsen’ “By This Standard”. However, I think you have your own style of spreading your ideas. In my case, I would prefer not to use technical terms. My goal at present is first to understand what Austrian economics and libertarians are. I made this choice for I think that the free enterprise and libertarian rhetoric serve as a “common ground” to bring to public discourse the pressing economic and political issues of our day. Of course, my long term goal is to focus on Christian economics, and that’s the time I think I will be gleaning from theonomy, eschatology of victory, covenant theology, and Van Tilian framework as a whole…Thanks for your visit and comments…Grace and peace!

  2. One other thought. I’m fascinated by Austrian econ. But I wonder if there’s a limit to its long term impact because its key messages can be reduced to a preference. You like limited government, I like to tax you and assign more government employees. I wonder if Austria can overcome this, but I see the theonomic poligage doing it.

  3. To be judicious in my assessment of Austrian econ and libertarianism, my first goal is to understand them. I am still on this stage. Yes, some libertarians like limited govt, but I think others especially those of the “anarchist” brand do not like the existence of civil government. I believe in the proper place of government and lawful tax. What I don’t like is an expanding government wasting the resources of the private sector through inefficient service and corruption.

  4. If I may add, I believe that both Austrian econ and libertarianism need to be critically assessed. If I am not mistaken, both of them derived their fundamental thoughts from Scholasticism’s concept of natural law. When it comes to “common ground”, I think a Reformed thinker has much to learn from these political and economic schools of thought. But I also think that they also need critical assessment on the basis of Christianity’s ultimate truths such as the existence of the Sovereign God, revelation, the impact of sin on human reason, the availability of redemptive grace in Christ, and the need for regenerating power of the Spirit of God.

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