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"[Better Capitalism] has a lot to recommend it. It brings the 'real Adam Smith'—the moral philosopher and economist—into the conversation on faith, economics, and business ethics. ... Their discussion of Rand is a unique, overdue, and valuable contribution. ... They are also frank and open about how Better Capitalism is an effort to start a dialogue, not end it. ... Better Capitalism is a sincere search for a better world."  


—Cato Institute review by Dr. Art Carden, Senior Fellow with the American Institute for Economic Research

“This book plunges the reader right into the interface of theology (faith) and economics, exactly where thoughtful, responsible adults need to be situated in our crisis-marked world. ‘Plantation’ in their usage refers to a winner-take-all economics that exploits others for self-advantage. ‘Partnership’ concerns an economic practice of mutuality that contributes to the common good while attending to one’s own interest. This simple either/or is explored in rich directions including finance, corporations, government, and culture. Along the way we get a healthy rereading of Adam Smith and Ayn Rand, away from a privatistic distortion. This book merits close, sustained attention as a compelling move beyond both careless thinking and easy ideology.”


—Walter Brueggemann, Columbia Theological Seminary

"Better Capitalism is an eloquent and articulate reminder of the importance of understanding economics in the context of our communities, country, and roles as business leaders. In explaining the profound connection between economics and theology, the authors have provided a strong case for the critical need for partnership between business leaders and communities to create a stronger and more robust economy that provides benefit to all." 


—Tony Reid, Senior Vice President (retired), Marriott International

"One of the things I like most about Better Capitalism is the way it shoots the gap between our current cultural extremes: it is by no means a defense of laissez-faire capitalism but neither is it a socialist manifesto."

—Rev. Dr. David Gushee, Past President of American Academy of Religion, Past President of Society of Christian Ethics


You care, and you are open-minded

You care about something that matters to many people’s lives: perhaps commerce, or work, or money, or morality, or religion, or spirituality. And while you care deeply about at least one of these things, you are open-minded about the others and how they matter to our culture. 

Whether your greater interest is business or faith, or you have great interest in both, as someone with a stake in our society, you care enough to think about how they can be better together—for you, for your organization, for our culture.

Want to promote dialogue about improving capitalism?


Better Capitalism™ adds value for you across the full landscape of capitalism and the bridged worlds of business and faith.

At some point in your experience of money and capitalism you have looked up from the task or person in front of you, paused before your head explodes, and thought to yourself, “There’s got to be a better way!”


Better Capitalism™ offers you that better way: a more profitable and ethical viewing, thinking, and living of capitalism. Pursue self-interest and other-interest; benefit others and yourself. 

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Paul Knowlton, JD, MDiv and Aaron Hedges, MBA, MDiv have training and experience with one foot squarely in the world of business and the other squarely in the world of faith. We find that these two communities can be bridged for the immense benefit of both. This bridging has greatly benefited us and those we have led in our interdisciplinary roles of entrepreneur, business owner, minister, Director, Partner, COO, and CEO, as well as our biggest roles of husband and dad.


Our book Better Capitalism was an Amazon #1 New Release in 2021 and in 2022 reached #1 in Law Ethics & Professional Responsibility on Kindle.

We have led virtual presentations at universities in Florida, New York, Idaho, Mississippi, and California.

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