Posted by: akostecka | October 9, 2008

True Freedom

Eric Foner of Columbia University argues that traditionally-held American values of free-market capitalism and Christian morality are inherently contradictory.  I think that absolutely necessary for a good free market are people working within it who have well-formed consciences!!  Without SELF RESTRAINT, and a concern for the COMMON GOOD, the invisible hand of the free market becomes selfish and miserable.  The speaker sounds a lot like JPII to me who said, “If freedom is not used, is not taken advantage of by love, it becomes a negative thing and gives human beings a feeling of emptiness and unfulfillment.”   Further, the Catechism of the Catholic Church says,

The more one does what is good, the freer one becomes.  There is no true freedom except in the service of what is good and just.  #1733

 

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