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Thank you for a great AU 2017! - Acton University 2018: June 19 - 22

A World of Freebies: How did Welfare Policies in Europe Destroy the Protestant Work Ethic?

Session 9
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“Maybe It was porn who killed God.” With this shocking sentence, historian Niall Ferguson summarized the radical transformation of the work ethic, which took place in secular Europe since the end of the 20th century. The rise of cheap, crass, and corrupt entertainment has created new opportunities for younger people to work less and to party more. From high officials in Brussels to ordinary citizens in the famous PIGS countries, Europeans have domesticated the sin of laziness. This talk will explain why the slow death of Christian faith in Europe will inevitably lead to economic poverty and civilizational decay.

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