The religious ideology of the business roundtable

Health Care Analysis 6 (3):199-207 (1998)
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Abstract

The article is in two parts with the first part showing that the material in the New Zealand Business Roundtable documents is consistent with the contemporary, international, libertarian ideology. The second part draws parallels between this material and the characteristics shown by religious movements, including a claiming of autority from past prophets, a belief in an overarching Power, a missionary zeal to convert others, a canon of texts, a ‘theodicy’, a sense of bonding among believers, a ‘doctrine’ of humanity, and the use of ritual language. The article concludes that the documents show a self-supporting belief system built on a fallacious theoretical premise

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