As the contributors to this symposium show, Pope Franciss views about the economy, especially about the poor and the rich, are deeply at odds with those of many economists. Several differences involve matters of economic fact and causationand therefore in principle can be resolved by appeals for everyone to consider the same body of evidence. Although the clash over conflicting values is a chasm far more difficult to bridge, fruitful dialogue is the goal of this symposium.
|Other Independent Review articles by Robert M. Whaples|
|Fall 2017||The One Hundredth Anniversary of the Russian Revolution|
|Fall 2017||A Pope and A President: John Paul II, Ronald Reagan, and the Extraordinary Untold Story of the Twentieth Century|
|Summer 2017||Economics Rules: The Rights and Wrongs of the Dismal Science|
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