Defending the Free Market by Robert A. Sirico
The Moral Case for a Free Economy

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The Left has seized on our economic troubles as an excuse to “blame the rich guy” and paint a picture of capitalism and the free market as selfish, greedy, and cruel. Democrats in Congress and “Occupy” protesters across the country assert that the free market is not only unforgiving, it’s morally corrupt. According to President Obama and his allies, only by allowing the government to heavily control and regulate business and by redistributing the wealth can we ensure fairness and compassion.

Exactly the opposite is true, says Father Robert A. Sirico in his thought–provoking new book, The Moral Case for a Free Economy. Father Sirico argues that a free economy actually promotes charity, selflessness, and kindness. And in The Moral Case for a Free Economy, he shows why free-market capitalism is not only the best way to ensure individual success and national prosperity but is also the surest route to a moral and socially–just society. In The Moral Case for a Free Economy, Father Sirico shows:Why we can’t have freedom without a free economy and why the best way to help the poor is to a start a businessWhy charity works—but welfare doesn’tHow Father Sirico himself converted from being a leftist colleague of Jane Fonda and Tom Hayden to recognizing the merits of a free economyIn this heated presidential election year, the Left will argue that capitalism may produce winners, but it is cruel and unfair. But as Sirico proves in The Moral Case for a Free Economy, capitalism does not simply provide opportunity for material success, but it ensures a more ethical and moral society as well.

About Robert A. Sirico

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The Rev. Robert Sirico has been active in public policy affairs for more than thirty years. He co-founded the Acton Institute for the Study of Religion and Liberty in 1990. Father Sirico regularly lectures both in this country and around the world, and his writings have appeared in various publications, including the Wall Street Journal, Forbes, National Review, the London Financial Times, Crisis Magazine, and the New York Times.
Published May 21, 2012 by Regnery Publishing. 226 pages
Genres: Business & Economics, Political & Social Sciences, Religion & Spirituality. Non-fiction

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As the presidential race centers on America's economic woes, President Obama and many of his supporters depict capitalism as a system that allows greedy CEOs and Wall Street insiders to profit atthe expense of the common good. Increased government regulation is their proposed solution for checkin...

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The Gospel Coalition

Sirico rightly points to love as a proper axiom, but he doesn’t go far enough in explaining what compels humanity to act in certain ways—and there are no guarantees.

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Hacer Latin American News

Father Sirico chided my self-described “cafeteria libertarianism” saying that my support of Medicare — which provides health insurance for me and my wife, and for which we each pay almost $100 a month in premiums — is “outside the cafeteria.” I told him that he sounds like my anti-Medicare congre...

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