Catholics and economists have a wide range of views on the relationship of Catholic doctrine and mainstream economics, but most commentators agree that the two perspectives are not mutually consistent.
Potential Topics for ArticlesEdit
- Two college lecturers on "Integrating a Social Justice Perspective in Economics Education" "to instill a social justice perspective in economics education and to motivate educators to be clear and complete in discussing assumptions that underlie economic theory."
- Dominican Sister Maria Riley criticizes mainstream economics in "Seeing the World Anew: A Framework for a Renewed Economy"
- Philosopher Sam Rocha argues that the economics mindset has undermined our culture in "Economics and the Existential Imagination"
- Thomas Storck argues that, "Catholic moral teaching simply cannot accept the market according to its own logic, that is, according to a logic which sees the market and market solutions as able to take care of all or most human and social difficulties and needs." in The Distributist Review
- Fr. Robert Sirico argues that it can and should in "A Preferential Option for Liberty"
- Michael Novak (implicitly) criticizes Catholic social teaching in "Economic Heresies of the Left"
- Tyler Cowan discusses (the apparent lack of) Catholic economists in "Who are the Catholic economists?" and patronizingly explains why he finds Pope Benedict XVI's recent encyclical incoherent in "Vaticanomics: The Holy Father Tackles Globalization"
Helpful External LinksEdit
- Journal of Economic Perspectives
- New Palgrave Dictionary of Economics
- The Distributist Review
- Acton Institute: For the study of religion and liberty
- Center of Concern: catalyst for economic and social justice
- Economy of Communion
- http://catholiceconomists.blogspot.com/, led by Austrian/libertarian Ian Dunois
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