Monthly Archives: July 2009

Religion, Workers, and the Economy: Caritas in Veritate

Since the publication of Rerum Novarum in 1891, Catholic social teachings have provided moral and ethical guideposts for economic behavior.  Of particular importance, have been the Papal Encyclicals on the economy that have sought to protect the working class and … Continue reading

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Remembering a Working-Class Hero

In a summer news cycle that has left us reeling with stories of police investigations into Michael Jackson’s death, the marital transgressions of South Carolina Gov. Mark Sanford, squabbling over Farrah Fawcett’s legacy, the murder of an NFL star and … Continue reading

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Budget Cuts Threaten the Working Class

Last fall, I drove to Columbus for a one-day unconference with library technologists. We each took turns writing topics on the board about which we wanted to learn or to share. The attendees separated into small groups according to interests: … Continue reading

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Taxing the Rich

We’ve done a lot of hang-wringing on this site about the difficulties of defining the working class.  But as has been pointed out, there’s no clear, agreed-upon definition of “middle class” either, and though there is a clear official definition … Continue reading

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