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The Economic Credibility of Pope Francis: The Australian newspaper and Laudato Si'

Duncan, Bruce (2016) The Economic Credibility of Pope Francis: The Australian newspaper and Laudato Si'. InterfaceTheology, 1 (2). pp. 55-74. ISSN 2203-465X

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    Abstract

    This article examines the criticism of Laudato Si' from The Australian newspaper especially in 2015. I respond that Pope Francis is following closely in the footsteps of earlier popes in their critique of extreme free market philosophies. As for his economic views, Francis has been closely advised by leading economists and scientists, including Hans Joachim Schellnhuber of the Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Science, Jeffrey Sachs and Joseph Stiglitz, as well as the many scientists in the Pontifical Academy of Social Sciences and the Pontifical Academy of Science, in close communication with United Nations and other international organisations. The article concludes with support for Francis's critique of speculation and market failure with carbon trading in Europe.

    Item Type: Published Articles
    Repository Version: Published Version
    Keywords (separated by commas): Pope Francis, Laudato Si', economics, neoliberalism, The Australian, Paul Kelly, free market, Angela Shanahan, Tess Livingstone, Gerard Henderson, Nick Cater, Brian Lawrence,Stephen Stromberg, Michael Sean Winters, Maureen Mullarkey, Samuel Gregg, Merv Bendle, carbon trading, Centesimus Annus, capitalism, Pope John Paul II, Caritas in Veritate, Mgr Sorondo, Barack Obama, Amartya Sen, Ban Ki-moon, speculation, Rebecca Pearse, Steffen Bohm, Lawrence Mitchell, Ross Gittins, John Kehoe
    Fields of Research: 14 Economics > 1499 Other Economics > 149902 Ecological Economics
    22 Philosophy and Religious Studies > 2204 Religion and Religious Studies > 220405 Religion and Society
    Socio-Economic Objective: C Society > 94 Law, Politics and Community Services > 9402 Government and Politics > 940299 Government and Politics not elsewhere classified
    D Environment > 96 Environment > 9603 Climate and Climate Change > 960399 Climate and Climate Change not elsewhere classified
    Type of Activity: Applied Research
    Subject Area(s): D - Ethics / Moral Theology
    Association with University of Divinity: YTU: Yarra Theological Union
    Depositing User: Dr Bruce Duncan
    Date Deposited: 08 May 2017 10:28
    Last Modified: 21 Aug 2017 15:43
    URI: http://repository.divinity.edu.au/id/eprint/2370

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