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9/27/11: Mormon Economics and the GOP

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By Doug Fabrizio

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09/27/11: Mormon Economics and the GOP

Salt Lake City, Utah – In a new article for Harper's Magazine, journalist Chris Lehmann argues that Mormon economic life is everything the GOP could hope for and has been since the early days of the LDS Church. Lehmann calls Mormons "free-market apostles," pointing to their distrust of debt and government, their respect for self-reliance over welfare and what he calls a tendency to fetishize precious metals over currency. Lehmann joins Doug to explain why he says when it comes to the economy "We are all Mormons now."

  • Read Chris Lehmann's Pennies from heaven: How Mormon economics shape the GOP
  • Read a response to Lehmann's piece by Hal Boyd of the Deseret News here

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