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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: 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
Subjects: D - Ethics / Moral Theology
College/Association with University of Divinity: YTU: Yarra Theological Union
Depositing User: Mr Micah Daley-Carey
Date Deposited: 08 May 2017 00:28
Last Modified: 08 Nov 2017 04:23
URI: http://repository.divinity.edu.au/id/eprint/2947

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