Ethics and the National Economy


 

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By Heinrich Pesch

Ethics and the National Economy was written by Jesuit Fr. Heinrich Pesch in 1917 as part of a symposium of Catholic thinkers on the problem of Christian Natural and International Law. His contribution stresses a truth which is as fundamental as it is today neglected: that morality must govern economic life. Taking apart the various aspects of economic activity, Fr. Pesch throws the light of the Moral Law on such topics as the manufacture of material goods, exchange of goods, remuneration and wages, justice in pricing, and, of course, he looks at what he calls the two "absurd consequences" of the individualist, free-market school of thought: Capitalism and Socialism.

Translated and with an Introduction by Rupert Ederer.

Soft cover, 182 pages.

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