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At the core of the Economic Wisdom Project are the 12 Elements of Economic Wisdom. They have designed them in the form of proverbial declarations, or “wisdom statements.” They are generalizations that are broadly applicable, rather than absolute laws for all cases. “Pastors should teach people about work and economics because it’s a theme throughout the Bible, from Genesis to Revelation. That’s what I would call the ‘argument from above.’ It’s a mandate of our faith if we want to be orthodox and biblical, no matter what our tradition is.”