Published on September 2, 2021 by Morgan Black
Sara Helms McCarty, professor of economics in Samford University’s Brock School of Business, has joined The Gospel Coalition (TGC) as a contributing writer for their Ask the Economist blog series. As part of the series, TGC receives letters from readers asking questions that combine faith and work. In her Sept. 1, 2021, contribution, McCarty responds to the question “Should charities take government funds?”.
In her response, McCarty acknowledges competing incentives for funding nonprofit organizations and suggests that it’s wise to weigh potential sources of funding and the associated tradeoffs. She then dives deep to address the benefits and problems with government funding, and the benefits and problems with private giving, all while backing her response with scripture.
Founded by renowned pastor and author Tim Keller, The Gospel Coalition supports the church by providing resources that centered on the gospel of Jesus Christ.