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From the Publisher"Catholic social teaching by its very nature proposes the general values and principles that should guide economic life. This very well organized, interdisciplinary collection makes an important contribution by convincingly showing that the practical application of this teaching would put us on a path toward a goal of prosperity for all including the poor and marginalized. Anyone interested in Catholic social teaching needs to read this significant book."
—Charles E. Curran, author of The Social Mission of the U.S. Catholic Church: A Theological Investigation
"The True Wealth of Nations presents a provocative thesis: Catholic social thought can help map a path toward economic prosperity for all. Rigorous historical and social scientific evidence shows this claim is plausible. Normative arguments shaped by both Catholic and humanistic convictions show why this path ought to be followed. An invaluable contribution at the intersection of contemporary economic, ethical, and religious thought."
—David Hollenbach, S.J., University Chair in Human Rights and International Justice, Boston College
"Any book with chapters by Dan Finn, Alberto Barrera, Andy Yuengert, and Stefano Zamagni, among others, is bound to be thoughtful and pioneering. And this book is that and more. Can Catholic Social Thought provide guidelines for an economy that ensures sustainable prosperity for all? The authors claim that it can, and they present this claim in such a way that it can be supported or refuted by empirical evidence. This is a first."
—Charles K. Wilber, Emeritus Professor of Economics, University of Notre Dame
"...CST contributes significantly to economic prosperity deserves deep elaboration, and this book constitutes an excellent point of departure."—Ricardo F. Crespo, Universidad Austral
"This book is well suited for advanced student and scholars. It may also be helpful and accessible reading for professionals/practitioners...recommended."—CHOICE
"Each essay offers a different perspective on the impact of Catholic social thought as it relates to different aspects of economic policy, application and history."—John Skelley, New Catholic Books
"This volume is a welcome addition to the growing discourse of theology and economics. Not all efforts bring this kind of lucidity and expertise to such a critical area of interdisciplinary research. Given the discourse remains a true dialogue, we can look forward to the insights of the project's coming endeavors."—The Journal of Religion