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Paul Ryan’s Catholic Financial Principles

I am no economist and I have little patience with politics, but I do understand that my Catholic faith is opposed to both socialism and unrestrained capitalism. It is opposed to both because it is in favor of the principle of subsidiarity. This principle is easily understood as being “in favor of the little guy and the homegrown solution”. The Catholic faith is for personal freedom and personal responsibility. Therefore we distrust both big government and big business.

This article explains how Paul Ryan’s economic plans echo the Catholic principle of subsidiarity. What interests me most is why the principle of subsidiarity is a Catholic principle. It is Catholic because...

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