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Equipping Our Country to Overcome Malaise: Review of ‘Defending the Free Market’

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Rev. Robert Sirico’s book ‘Defending the Free Market’ has a review in today”s Washington Times. It notes the timely aspects of the book, given the upcoming presidential election:

As the presidential race centers on America’s economic woes, President Obama and many of his supporters depict capitalism as a system that allows greedy CEOs and Wall Street insiders to profit atthe expense of the common good. Increased government regulation is their proposed solution for checking corruption and standing up for the rights of the average American.

But do Americans really have to choose either exploitative capitalism or excessive government intrusion? In “Defending the Free Market: The Moral Case for a Free Economy,” the Rev. Robert Sirico argues that popular rhetoric presents a false dichotomy between “the free market and the nanny state.”

Read the entire review here.

Elise Hilton Communications Specialist at Acton Institute. M.A. in World Religions.


  • Martial_Artist

    I would add that he argues the case in an extremely persuasive manner, while slaying the imaginary dragons depicted by the vast majority of critics who quite clearly have no understanding of practical applied economics. He also does a great service to Catholics by citing papal encyclicals which refute the leftist propaganda that suggests government social programs are an appropriate solution to the needs of the poor.
    Pax et bonum,
    Keith Töpfer