Rudolf Steiner, Economist Articles and Essays
Rudolf Steiner and Others
ISBN: 978 0 948229 18 3
Though well-known as a seer, the idea of Rudolf Steiner as an economist may seem surprising. Seers do not usually have much concrete to say about economic life, beyond laments about its evils and injunctions that it be guided by some moral dimension. Rudolf Steiner, however, gave many lectures and wrote many articles about modern economic life, which he saw as the arena in which humanity has to find a new relationship to the spirituality that formerly came from above or outside – from churches and external principles. Today the human being has to find morality within, which one cannot fully do unless one takes hold of the economic realm in a conscious, human way. Whether through concrete references to the meaning and working of money, or in attempting to give a fuller understanding of work or of the significance of market economics in our time, Steiner shows himself to be well-versed in the subject. This publication presents a selection of his articles in a context of essays by Christopher Houghton Budd.