The Catholic Case for Limited Government, a Free Economy, and Human Flourishing
Crossroads, $24.95, 260 pp.
Christianity has always been skeptical toward arguments that defend the selfishness, greed, or self-interest of the rich and powerful as a necessary condition for the peace and prosperity of all. In his first apostolic exhortation, Pope Francis denounced a contemporary version of this kind of argument, describing “trickle-down economics” as an opinion that “has never been confirmed by the facts.” This theory has failed, he writes, to bring about “greater justice and inclusiveness.” Recent...
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