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American Capitalism is Broken

American Capitalism is just plain broken. Why do I say that? Because American Capitalism has in essence declared that its god is the Almighty Dollar. And in such circumstances as these, the problem identified by Pope St. John Paul II

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A foundation for private property

The Compendium of the Social Doctrine of the Church (CSD) provides no genuine solace for either of the two economic poles we are offered as alternatives today: socialism and capitalism. It is easy — for a conservative — to find

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Private Property: a Right, but not Absolutely

It is easy for capitalists, free-market types, freedom lovers, and enemies of socialism to get the idea that because the Catholic Church condemns socialism in essentially unconditional terms, the Church must consequently be on the side of the capitalists. Even

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