Offering a unique perspective, Catholic writer Joseph Barnas provides an extremely persuasive and thorough take on how to make the economy work for families and communities—rooted in Catholic thought.
“Proceeding from that view, the necessity of the good of the family for the common good of society becomes clear. Today, the institution of family is suffering a crisis in slow motion. As an organ of solidarity, and in understanding the true nature of subsidiarity as a support structure, the family must receive “social priority” in political and economic action. An economic solidarism for the modern age must strive toward recovering the family as a necessary, strong and attainable institution because the common good cannot be secured when the good of the first natural society wanes.”