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

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In the revised edition of the 2006 Templeton Enterprise Award-winning The Church and the Market: A Catholic Defense of the Free Economy, Tom Woods makes a compelling case for the free market- and why Catholics should support it- in this sweeping polemic. Covering everything from labor unions to monopoly to money and banking, The Church and the Market is the economics course you never had, except interesting.show more

Product details

  • Hardback | 274 pages
  • 160.02 x 231.14 x 25.4mm | 521.63g
  • Lexington Books
  • Lanham, MD, United States
  • English
  • Revised
  • 2nd Revised edition
  • black & white illustrations
  • 0739187996
  • 9780739187999

About Thomas E. Woods

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.show more

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, Caritasshow more

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The book is part an explanation of the Austrian point of view, which rejects evidenced-based economics that relies on natural experiments and is instead in favor of principles derived by reason and logic...[Wood's] arguments offer a guide for Catholics who ... reject Pope Francis' condemnation of the global economic order. Fortune Magazineshow more

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