Political theory and Catholic social teaching
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As a new person when it comes to Tradition and thus even new to the Catholic faith in general I have been fascinated with Catholic social teaching and political/economic theory. I have heard different ideas regarding this and have heard people argue regarding these two things when it comes to Catholic social teaching.

There are different theories I have heard and different Catholics belief differently. I have been reading Thomas E Woods and the Austrian school of economics and his support for a free market, I have also read a bit on Chris Ferrera and his opposition to Thomas E Woods Austrian ideas. As far as I know Chris Ferrera is a distributist and monarch.

The reason that I am asking about these economic and political beliefs is simply with my fascination in learning about Catholic social teaching which I have yet to learn a lot about, and the different theories that people are having.

Even within Catholicism their are these differences of belief and I just wanted to know if there are great resources for learning about what the Catholic Church teaches regarding these social teachings so I can see if a particular belief is more or less compatible with the teachings the Catholic Church has.
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Economist Milton Friedman has written that the economic systems most likely to prosper are those that uphold the natural law for the common good of society; have a free market with some laws to ensure fair play; and have a growing population with many youth. This is what the free world used to look like. We've turned away from the natural law and we don't support the right to life for children. We can expect the free world to fall like Rome one day.
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if possible i always try to follow the advice of a atheist jew
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I see great confusion over the term "free trade". It is proposed that without any governmental intervention it will "float all boats". The USA grew without "global trade". We made things that were good and sold them to each other. Pat Buchanan has cited economic data showing we exported about 5% of our products. In those days we practiced subsidiarity here in America without really understanding it. The largest companies, ATT&T, was controlled because it was a monopoly. Banks were separate, and could not eat up other banks and become large, and they were not allowed to play in the Wall Street Casino. We trained High School grads for work, and of course the core subjects necessary to be literate. In effect we were distributists then, again without our own knowing.

The real root of the financial problems are all of the National Banks, and the Tower of Basel aka the Bank of International Settlements, along with all the WTO, IMF, and any I don't remember now at this moment. These are the cutouts used by the Dynastic Families to rule their planet. The difference between Friedman, Kenyes, Rothbard is how they interpret the Dynast's will, is all. America has kicked the 10 Commandments to the curb, and sent God packing, so anything is possible now.

tim
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#5
I have been puzzling over this question for the last few years, and I still don't have any answers.
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(06-26-2013, 10:47 AM)cgraye Wrote: I have been puzzling over this question for the last few years, and I still don't have any answers.

Ditto. All I know is that I want a Catholic monarchy even if (as history shows) the kings aren't the greatest or most pious of men.
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When the NWO is complete, you'll have those Monarchs and Aristocrats, they're the Dynastic Families. We'll be ruled as in days of old by fiat, and we'll work and shut up or be killed.

tim
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Has anyone read writings from Tom Woods? Do you guys reccommend his work? I like the fact that he is a traditional Catholic and has written about the Catholic Faith, however I have heard mixed reviews over the economic view points he holds.
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(07-01-2013, 08:07 PM)ArturoOrtiz Wrote: Has anyone read writings from Tom Woods? Do you guys reccommend his work? I like the fact that he is a traditional Catholic and has written about the Catholic Faith, however I have heard mixed reviews over the economic view points he holds.

He's great.  The bad reviews come from socialists. 
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(06-25-2013, 11:52 PM)ArturoOrtiz Wrote: As a new person when it comes to Tradition and thus even new to the Catholic faith in general I have been fascinated with Catholic social teaching and political/economic theory. I have heard different ideas regarding this and have heard people argue regarding these two things when it comes to Catholic social teaching.

There are different theories I have heard and different Catholics belief differently. I have been reading Thomas E Woods and the Austrian school of economics and his support for a free market, I have also read a bit on Chris Ferrera and his opposition to Thomas E Woods Austrian ideas. As far as I know Chris Ferrera is a distributist and monarch.

The reason that I am asking about these economic and political beliefs is simply with my fascination in learning about Catholic social teaching which I have yet to learn a lot about, and the different theories that people are having.

Even within Catholicism their are these differences of belief and I just wanted to know if there are great resources for learning about what the Catholic Church teaches regarding these social teachings so I can see if a particular belief is more or less compatible with the teachings the Catholic Church has.

If Chris Ferrera is a monarch, then I'm the Pope.

All governments, regardless of type, are man made extortion rackets.  God would have us live voluntarily under the natural law of the 10 Commandments with disputes resolved through judges, but the Israelites rejected that and wanted a king so they could be like other nations: 

1 Samuel 8,18 Wrote:And you shall cry out in that day from the face of the king, whom you have chosen to yourselves. and the Lord will not hear you in that day, because you desired unto yourselves a king.
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