Death and Resurrection In Rural America

G. Edward Schuh

Article Type: Article

Publication Date: 1/1/1991

Issue: Death and Resurrection (Vol. 11, No 1, Winter, 1991)

To write on the death and resurrection of rural America is a challenging assignment. Large parts of rural America have truly died and gone from our midst. Other parts, however, have modernized, experienced substantial development, and continue to be a vital part of our economy and society. This disparate situation poses major moral dilemmas for society. Agriculture and rural America have a disproportionate share of the poor in this country. Some part of that relative poverty is inherent in a market economy, as I will explain below. A significant share of it, however, is due to improper economic policies. In both of these aspects—the nature of a market economy and the proper administration of economic policies—there are also important moral issues.

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