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VIDEO: The Engine of Human Flourishing

If you really want to make a difference in the world, you’d best go work for a non-profit, charity, or church. Those leaders are marked by compassion. They lead real ministry to the downtrodden.

Have you felt this impulse? By contrast, what do you think about business? Is it merely a necessary evil, fueled mostly by profit motive and greed?

Winston Churchill once remarked, “Some see private enterprise as a predatory target to be shot, others as a cow to be milked—but few are those who see it as a sturdy horse pulling the wagon.”

In the new Values & Capitalism book, “Entrepreneurship for Human Flourishing,” Chris Horst and Peter Greer of HOPE International use facts and firsthand stories to paint a non-traditional and convincing image of business—one that defies certain stereotypes, and is grounded in reality. They describe entrepreneurship as a sturdy horse, and a real engine for human flourishing.

In this new video, eight college students make a similar case. True business isn’t corrupt, but is rather a sacred calling that channels our creative abilities to produce goods and services that serve the world. Check it out here: