Economics: The Historical, Religious & Contemporary Perspectives A Treatise By Nabil M. Mustapha
In his provocative book, Nabil Mustapha offers his response to an “identified need to look at the combined worth of history, religion and economics, with particular interest in the ethical moral and philosophical aspects.”
With unreserved deference to experts on each individual subject, Economics expresses the layman’s position that some simplified understanding of these issues, so critical to our everyday lives, will help maintain a balanced appreciation of the vital interaction between history, religion and economics. Mustapha asserts that looking at only one aspect at a time could cause an omission of dimensions that give greater meaning and usefulness to the others.
Mustapha demonstrates that many of the religious “scriptures”
Mustapha, in the final chapters of the book, provides an insight into a system of economics and governance, based on the Bahá'í religion’s principles and modern economics, that could form a blueprint for a real and lasting “New World Order” based on fairness, equity and prosperity; on sharing of world resources; and on instilling the personal virtues of individual and collective responsibility.
Nabil M. Mustapha was born in Egypt and educated in an English school in Cairo. His medical career led to extensive travel to places including Sudan, Malaysia, the Middle East and England. Now retired, Mustapha lives with his wife in England.
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