Economics in the Catholic World

Von Kuehnelt-Leddihn, Erik
May 1980
National Review;5/2/1980, Vol. 32 Issue 9, p535
The article discusses the economic conditions in the Catholic countries in 1980. The author features the economic advancement of the Protestant nations than the Catholic countries. He asserts that the correlation between capitalism, free-market theory, and Protestantism is undeniable. Meanwhile, Catholic antipathy to commercialism can be traced in part to the Gospel story of the moneychangers in the temple--the only people to be physically chastised by the Lord. The author argues that it is surprising that the economic and social thought of the Catholic Church should continue to deal in obsolete, simplistic, and romantic categories.


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