Most papal documents tend to be pored over primarily by the Catholic faithful, but this one has opened the door for a larger secular question: what is the role of markets in causing — or alleviating — human suffering?Tom found it interesting, thought provoking, and he recommends it.
To answer this question, Stephen Dubner turns to Jeffrey Sachs, who is a longtime advocate for both the market system and the poor. We also hear from Notre Dame economics professor Joseph Kaboski, a devout Catholic and president of CREDO, the Catholic Research Economists Discussion Organization.
Monday, February 24, 2014
Tom's Tip: Pontiff-icating on the Free-Market System
Freakonomics podcast episode about Pope Francis's critique of the free-market system in “Evangelii Gaudium” (“The Joy of the Gospel”), his first apostolic exhortation.