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Written on Jun, 16, 2017 by in | Leave a comment

Historically at least diocesan control over parochial property is typically aspirational rather than actual. For example, in traditionally Orthodox countries, the Orthodox Church is an established Church and, as such, the ultimate control of Church property belongs to the State.

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Written on Apr, 05, 2017 by in | Leave a comment

Bet nobody saw this coming. Pope Francis has, perhaps inadvertently, made the moral case for tax cuts. He is right that European Union governments should have aim to expand opportunity for all, so that everyone has the chance to lift himself out of poverty and provide for a family. Their failure to do so, the massive unemployment and even higher …

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Written on Jun, 21, 2016 by in | Leave a comment

The problem of all sin — including economic sins — isn’t that I don’t love but that I love unwisely. This means that conversion for the businessman, like conversion for all, is not a matter of despising this life but learning to love the life to come. Aleksei, like modern Russian society, has forgotten how to live because he has lost the ability to be grateful to God for the blessings he has received.

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Written on Sep, 15, 2015 by in | Leave a comment

In a short video, George Mason University, professor of economics Walter Williams argues that the free market is morally good because it is based on mutual exchange rooted in service. Take a look.

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Written on Aug, 19, 2015 by in | Leave a comment

While they have much to recommend them, the free market and the global banking system aren’t without their shortcomings. The Orthodox Church in Russia has proposed a banking model that corrects what it sees as the most serious of that industry’s moral failings. However the system the Church purposes is unlikely to foster economic growth. It also overlooks the convergence of the free market with key elements of the Orthodox moral tradition.

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