Wealth, Poverty & Human Destiny

Wealth, Poverty & Human Destiny

by Doug Bandow
     
 

ISBN-10: 1882926838

ISBN-13: 9781882926831

Pub. Date: 09/28/2003

Publisher: ISI Books

In Wealth, Poverty, and Human Destiny, editors Doug Bandow and David L. Schindler bring together some of today's leading economists, theologians, and social critics to consider whether the triumph of capitalism is a cause for celebration or concern. Michael Novak, Richard John Neuhaus, Max Stackhouse, and other defenders of democratic capitalism marshal a number of…  See more details below

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In Wealth, Poverty, and Human Destiny, editors Doug Bandow and David L. Schindler bring together some of today's leading economists, theologians, and social critics to consider whether the triumph of capitalism is a cause for celebration or concern. Michael Novak, Richard John Neuhaus, Max Stackhouse, and other defenders of democratic capitalism marshal a number of arguments in an attempt to show that, among other things, capitalism is more Christian in its foundation and consequences than is conceded by its critics - that, as Stackhouse and Lawrence Stratton write, "the roots of the modern corporation lie in the religious institutions of the West," and that, as Novak contends, "globalization is the natural ecology" of Christianity.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781882926831
Publisher:
ISI Books
Publication date:
09/28/2003
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
350
Product dimensions:
6.40(w) x 9.20(h) x 1.90(d)

Table of Contents

Preface
1Creating and Distributing Wealth: Whose Responsibility?1
2The Poverty of Liberal Economics19
3Catholic Social Teaching, Markets, and the Poor51
4Catholic Social Teaching and the Global Market77
5The Unfreedom of the Free Market103
6Individualism, the Market, and Christianity: Can the Circle Be Squared?129
7The "Bourgeois Family" and the Meaning of Freedom and Community155
8Making Room in the Inn: Why the Modern World Needs the Needy179
9International Markets, International Poverty: Globalization and the Poor213
10Wealth, Happiness, and Politics: Aristotelian Questions241
11"We Are Not Our Own": George Grant's Critique of Science, Technology, and Capitalism271
12The Liberalism of John Paul II and the Technological Imperative289
Editor's Response: The Conundrum of Capitalism and Christianity307
Editor's Response: "Homelessness" and Market Liberalism: Toward an Economic Culture of Gift and Gratitude347
App. AThe Total Economy415
App. BCapitalism, Civil Society, Religion, and the Poor: A Bibliographical Essay431
About the Contributors465
Notes469
Index521

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