I first became acquainted with Michael Kruse as a guest blogger at Scot McKnight's Jesus Creed. His posts are well informed and thought provoking.
Michael has started a series based on his reading of James Halteman's book, The Clashing Worlds of Economics and Faith. It looks to be a good discussion.
I would encourage you to check out the discussion and his blog in general. You are welcome to comment on his post here and we can start a discussion, but if you really want an expert response, you need to comment on Michael's site.