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Attitudes Toward Business and Wealth

Attitudes Toward Business
"Elements of history, theology, and practice combine to form a positive LDS attitude toward honest business endeavors." Encyclopedia of Mormonism

Attitudes Toward Wealth
"Latter-day Saints view wealth as a blessing and also as a test. The Lord has repeatedly promised his people, "Inasmuch as ye shall keep the commandments of God ye shall prosper in the land" (Alma 36:30). But wealth can lead to pride and inequality: "Woe unto the rich, who are rich as to the things of the world. For because they are rich they despise the poor, and they persecute the meek, and their hearts are upon their treasures" (2 Ne. 9:30)." Encyclopedia of Mormonism

Greed, Selfishness, and Overindulgence
At April 1999 General Conference, Elder Joe J. Christensen discusses the dangers of materialism.

Church Participation in Business
"Historically, two purposes have characterized Church participation in business: to provide important services to the community that might not otherwise be available, and to provide a reasonable return on the resources of the Church." Encyclopedia of Mormonism

Bonneville International Corporation (move to internet and media)
"In 1964 KSL and other Church-owned commercial broadcasting stations and operations were consolidated into Bonneville International Corporation (BIC), headquartered in Salt Lake City." Encyclopedia of Mormonism

Broadcasting (move to internet and media section)
"The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints is a broadcasting entity. Its involvement in radio and television parallels the rapid expansion of those technologies that began during the early 1900s." Encyclopedia of Mormonism

Deseret Book Company
"A subsidiary of the Church's Deseret Management Corporation, the Deseret Book Company has three divisions: retail, publishing, and wholesale." Encyclopedia of Mormonism

Deseret News (move to internet and media section)
"The Deseret News began as a weekly newspaper in Salt Lake City on June 15, 1850, just three years after the Mormon pioneers founded the city. Established by the Church under the direction of Brigham Young, the News has had uninterrupted publication to the present." Encyclopedia of Mormonism(See Daily Living home page)

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