ISBN-10:
1596983256
ISBN-13:
9781596983250
Pub. Date:
05/22/2012
Publisher:
Regnery Publishing
Defending the Free Market: The Moral Case for a Free Economy

Defending the Free Market: The Moral Case for a Free Economy

by Robert A. Sirico

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ISBN-13: 9781596983250
Publisher: Regnery Publishing
Publication date: 05/22/2012
Pages: 256
Sales rank: 795,379
Product dimensions: 5.90(w) x 9.00(h) x 1.00(d)

About the Author

The Rev. Robert Sirico has been active in public policy affairs for more than thirty years. He co-founded the Acton Institute for the Study of Religion and Liberty in 1990. Father Sirico regularly lectures both in this country and around the world, and his writings have appeared in various publications, including the Wall Street Journal , Forbes , National Review , the London Financial Times , Crisis Magazine , and the New York Times.

Table of Contents

Introduction The End of Freedom? 1

Chapter 1 A Leftist Undone 9

Chapter 2 Why You Can't Have Freedom without a Free Economy 25

Chapter 3 Want to Help the Poor? Start a Business 45

Chapter 4 Why the "Creative Destruction" of Capitalism Is More Creative than Destructive 65

Chapter 5 Why Greed Is Not Good-and Why You Can Get More of It with Socialism than with Capitalism 81

Chapter 6 The Idol of Equality 99

Chapter 7 Why Smart Charity Works-and Welfare Doesn't 115

Chapter 8 The Health of Nations: Why State-Sponsored Health Care Is Not Compassionate 133

Chapter 9 Caring for the Environment Doesn't Have to Mean Big Government 153

Chapter 10 A Theology for Economic Man 169

Afterword 185

Acknowledgments 189

Notes 191

Index 205

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