The Church and the Market: A Catholic Defense of the Free Economy

The Church and the Market: A Catholic Defense of the Free Economy

by Thomas E. Woods Jr.

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The Church and the Market is a vigorous and lively defense of the market economy and a withering attack on all forms of state intervention. It covers labor unions, monopoly, money and banking, business cycles, interest, usury, and much more. Although it makes a particular point of noting the moral arguments of the market economy and that Catholics are of course perfectly at liberty to support it, its audience is much broader than Catholics alone. Readers of all religious traditions and none at all have praised The Church and the Market, first-place winner in the 2006 Templeton Enterprise Awards, as one of the most compelling and persuasive defenses of capitalism against its critics ever written.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780739188002
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Inc.
Publication date: 01/15/2015
Edition description: Revised Edition
Pages: 274
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 2.20(d)

About the Author

Thomas E. Woods Jr. is the author of theNew York Times bestsellerThe Politically Incorrect Guide to American History. He has written over 150 articles for popular and scholarly periodicals and is a frequent commentator on radio and television.

Table of Contents

Chapter 1 Introduction
Chapter 2 In Defense of Economics
Chapter 3 Prices, Wages, and Labor
Chapter 4 Money and Banking
Chapter 5 The Economics and Morality of Foreign Aid
Chapter 6 The Welfare State, the Family, and Civil Society
Chapter 7 The Argument Restated: My Reply to a Critic
Chapter 8 Answering the Distributist Critique
Chapter 9 In Omnibus, Caritas

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