ECONOMIC SIGNIFICANCE OF THE JUDEO CHRITSTIAN TEN COMMANDMENTS In a time when our world was first coming together to form a self-sufficient nation, scarcity was and still is a main concern. The bible was the first written form of security. From this book, many beginning economists gathered their first ideas to better countries richness. It was a beginning basis for economic standards.
At this time of Mercantilism, countries were interested in gaining richness for the sake of the country. They had one common problem, how to go about the task of gaining richness. This is where the bible comes into play. The bibles Ten Commandments set a list of "common rules"ÃÂ for all people to follow.
The Ten Commandments fall under the category of an ethical way to improve the standard of living. Some people essentially credit Moses with the invention of ethics, democracy, and civil rights. (Carrier, Richard 36) To better their country Mercantilists used the Ten Commandments as the limits that could not be superseded as they were searching for wealth.
Obtaining wealth by murder or stealing as well as longing to posses something owned by another averts their goal to be wealthy. The unethical ways of obtaining wealth will not stand because of the fact that the anger and revenge of others will come back to obtain the possessions that were rightfully theirs to begin with.
Using the Ten Commandments while in search of higher richness helps raise the standard of living and increases wealth. In decision-making the Ten Commandments are used as rational agents to cut opportunity costs. This helps a nation be more successful and a lot more prosperous as they go about the goal to increase wealth among their nation. The Ten Commandments create a guide to wealth that can guarantee an ethical...