Sacred Land and Economics

When they protest the desecration of lands they hold sacred, indigenous peoples are viewed by many as an off-beat religious group tragically standing in the way of inevitable economic progress. I am going to present three objections to that facile image:         1.        Indigenous spirituality has an essential wholeness rooted in the sacred land from which all… Continue reading Sacred Land and Economics

The Roots of Inequality

I’m interrupting my series on Catholic Economic Doctrine because I found a fascinating analysis by Prof. Geoffrey Hodgson, author of Conceptualizing Capitalism. He’s especially perceptive on the causes of inequality in the modern market economy. He draws some of his analysis from Thomas Piketty’s strangely popular tedious book, Capital in the Twenty-First Century (about which… Continue reading The Roots of Inequality