There are two passages from Sacred Scripture which, taken together, illustrate well the place which economic activity should occupy in human life.
The beneficial efficiency that market competition can sometimes produce is in no way a substitute for intelligent concern for the common good.
So much has the mentality we see in Scrooge triumphed in the modern world that responsible adults have celebrated him as an honorable and worthy citizen.
Gregg frames the conflict between Pope Francis and libertarian thought, whereas it is really a conflict between Catholic teaching and libertarian thought.
The truth of what John Paul wrote about economism hardly allows us to defend a system that fosters the desire for material goods as an end in itself.
It is much harder to make distinctions between beneficial and harmful innovations, and even more so between new things and new names for old things.
Internet commerce means we will buy almost nothing from local stores and instead sit at our computers, ordering from online venders often located far away.