The U.S. Bishops and their Critics: An economic and ethical perspective

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Launched immediately after the U.S. election of 1984 so as to avoid any charge of partisanship, the U.S. Bishops' Pastoral Letter on the economy has taken the world's religious and intellectual communities by storm. This document applies the tradition of Catholic Social Teaching to problems of the economy, and then makes numerous public policy recommendations concerning poverty, unions, discrimination, unemployment, welfare, trade and foreign aid.

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