Category Archives: Economics

Free Interfaith Series on Economic Justice

The excellent Institute for Christian, Jewish, & Muslim Studies in Baltimore is offering a free online series on economic justice this February. A four week series on Thursday evenings, this series will grapple with questions like “when is a society … Continue reading

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Five and a Half Reasons Not to Send your Son to College

Emily Reimer-Barry, over at Catholic Moral Theology, has posted an admirable response to “a Catholic father’s explanation of 6 (+2) Reasons NOT to Send Your Daughter to College.” It is admirable both for its stance of charitable dialogue, and for … Continue reading

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Labor Day

When I was growing up, I was taught that St. Joseph was the patron saint of labor, of workers. Because he was a carpenter, I guess: I pictured little-boy Jesus messing around underfoot, playing with scraps, while his (adoptive) dad … Continue reading

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erinkidd makes this excellent point, among others about the relationship between the individual and the community in liberal and feminist thought, in her post on Women’s Work over at WIT: Pregnancy and the first months of child-rearing are treated as … Continue reading

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Market Economy vs Market Society

John Coleman, S.J. blogs about What Money Can’t Buy: The Moral Limits of Markets by Michael Sandel (Farrar, Strauss and Giroux, 2012). A couple of choice snippets: Sandel has no problems with markets and the economy. But he laments that … Continue reading

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