Economic Compulsion and Christian Ethics
By (author) Albino F. Barrera
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Economic Compulsion and Christian Ethics by Albino F. Barrera
Book DescriptionMarkets can often be harsh in compelling people to make unpalatable economic choices any reasonable person would not take under normal conditions. Thus, workers laid off in mid-career accept lower-paid jobs that are beneath their professional experience for want of better alternatives. Economic migrants leave their families and cross borders (legally or illegally) in search of a livelihood. These are examples of economic compulsion. These economic ripple effects have been virtually ignored in ethical discourse because they are generally accepted to be the very mechanisms that generate the market's much-touted allocative efficiency. Albino Barrera argues that Christian thought on economic security offers an effective framework within which to address the consequences of economic compulsion.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780521853415
(228mm x 152mm x 19mm)
Imprint: Cambridge University Press
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publish Date: 8-Sep-2005
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
Books By Author Albino F. Barrera
Market Complicity and Christian Ethics, Paperback (March 2014)
This book examines our own moral responsibilities for the distant harms of our market transactions, and the global consequences and costs.
Globalization and Economic Ethics, Paperback (February 2010)
What is the appropriate criterion to use for distributive justice? Is it efficiency, need, contribution, entitlement, equality, effort, or ability? This book maintains that far from being rival principles of distributive justice, efficiency and need satisfaction are, in fact, complementary norms in our emerging knowledge economy.
Economic Compulsion and Christian Ethics, Paperback (September 2007)
Barrera addresses adverse effects of market operations on individuals from the viewpoint of Christian ethics.
Modern Catholic Social Documents and Political Economy, Hardback (August 2001)» View all books by Albino F. Barrera
As western economies have moved from feudalism to industrialism to the information age, Catholic social thought has kept pace, responding to the economic realities of the day. This title examines the changing political economy embedded within the moral theology and social justice documents issued by the Church during the last hundred years.
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Author Biography - Albino F. Barrera
Professor Albino Barrera teaches in both theology and economics at Providence College. His most recent book is Modern Catholic Social Documents and Political Economy published in 2001.
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