"Morally, protectionism implicitly accepts that wealth maintained at the cost of the neighbour's disadvantage or worse is a tolerable situation – which is a denial of the belief that what is good for humanity is ultimately coherent or convergent. Such a denial is a sinister thing, since it undermines the logic of assuming that what the other finds painful I should find painful too – a basic element of what we generally consider maturely or sanely ethical behaviour. Practically, protectionism is another instance of short-term vision, securing prosperity here by making prosperity impossible somewhere else; in a global context, this is inexorably a factor in ultimately shrinking potential markets."
This raises a few question: Does giving someone a home to live in help increase or decrease the economy?
Is it only money that we need to worry about? If so, what is the price of a human? Are we priced differently? Are some worth more than others?
How much would it cost to buy you?
Meditate: (Proverbs 22:7) "The rich rule over the poor, and the borrower is servant to the lender." "And my God will meet all your needs according to his glorious riches in Christ Jesus." (Philippians 4:19)
Pray for those who are trapped between making ends meet and living on the streets and that God will use the wealth of this nation to help those in need.