Catholic Social Teaching and the Market Economy

Catholic Social Teaching and the Market Economy

The book is relevant to all Christians, and others, who take an ethical approach to the analysis of public policy issues.
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Throughout history, but particularly in the last century or so, the Catholic Church has developed a formal body of teaching on economic and political matters. Other Christian faiths have absorbed much of that work, as have non-Christians, and thus the body of Catholic Social Teaching has often been influential in the public policy arena. This volume, taking account of recent developments in both political economy and Catholic Social Teaching, examines the extent to which that teaching can be used to justify the free market, or alternative forms of political and economic organisation, in areas such as taxation, welfare, foreign aid, labour markets, finance and the environment. It also critically examines the general case for an interventionist state in the economic sphere, as well as the importance of the development of a culture of responsibility, underpinned by sound education, in a free society.

The book is relevant to all Christians, and others, who take an ethical approach to analysis of public policy issues.

PHILIP BOOTH is Editorial and Programme Director at the Insitute of Economic Affairs, a professor at Cass Business Schools and a Fellow of the Insitute of Actuaries. His many publications include Christian Perspectives on the Financial Crash and Verdict on the Crash.

WITH CONTRIBUTIONS FROM: Samuel Gregg, Kishore Jayabalan, Robert Kennedy, Michael Miller, Denis O'Brien, Dennis O'Keeffe, Anthony Percy, Robert A Sirico, Thomas Woods and Andrew Yuengert.

Foreword by John Kennedy and preface by Leonard P Liggio.

Additional Information
Isbn / Product Code 9780854398379
Dimensions 13 x 21 cm
Printed Pages 512
Format Paperback
Year Of Publication 2014
Publisher St Pauls Publishing
Author Professor Philip Booth
Product Code 9780854398379
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