Pope Francis, Economics, and Poverty
James V. Schall, S.J., Catholic World Report
Comments made by Cardinal Bergoglio in 2010 shed light on his understanding of capitalism, work, and the poor
Casinos’ worrying knack for consumer manipulation
Tim Harford, The Undercover Economist
The spread of machine gambling offers a portent of other economic developments.
Common Core: Twenty-First Century Peonage
Anthony Esolen, Crisis Magazine
It is a bag of rotten old ideas doused with disinfectant; its assumptions are hostile to classical and Christian approaches to education; it is starkly utilitarian; its self-promotion is sludged up with edu-lingo, thick with verbiage and thin in thought; its drafters have forgotten, if they ever knew, what it is to be a child.
C.S. Lewis on Progress in Economics and Politics
Art Lindsley, Institute for Faith, Work, and Economics
Lewis also had a great deal to say about “progress” in economics and politics, even though he did not often comment on these topics.