I must alert you to a piece at First Things by Sam Gregg: “Correcting Catholic Blindness”.
Alas, it is behind a paywall. Alas, they made some other less worthy pieces available for free.
That said, we have the option of buying this article for $1.99 and it is worth every penny and the inconvenience.
Gregg gives examples of globalization and free markets that work, and he points out problems as well while underscoring that the fastest way out of poverty for people is this not that. It is fair.
For example, Gregg contrasts Chile and Uruguay with Argentina. They both come out of the same sorry mess and have a lot of the same issues. Argentina is going down the toy-toy while Chile and Uruguay are not.
Do we want to get people out of poverty or do we just want to talk about it? Do you want to score points by bloviating or do you want to help them?
Thus, it is good to have a thoughtful and well-informed article about these issues – for a change.
Here’s what I suggest.
Since this article is entombed in First Things (journal of record for the choir), and in the August edition no less, when everyone is at the beach, we have do some of the lifting for them. Perk up some people at FT, which has had some struggles over the last few years.
Purchase the article, print, read, and share. Yes, buy it. Stick the crow-bar in your wallet and give up some of that stuff that you can’t take with you. It’d be great if about 2000 of you regular readers here spent the $1.99 and then got to work. Just do it.