Economic Inequality: An Ethical Response
AbstractThis essay will inquire into the nature of economic inequality from the perspectives of Catholic social teaching and that of a theologian living and working in a developing country. My initial comments will discuss inequality within the context of economic globalization and the neo-liberal paradigm that dominates it. After commenting on the way that development is seen within that paradigm, I will show the impact upon the poor that has occurred as a result of neo-liberal economic policies in nations such as India. Following this exposition of what development according to the neo-liberal model looks like, I will offer another perspective on development drawn from the insights of Catholic social teaching. From that perspective, the importance of solidarity and its influence in shaping a more just and humane approach to development will be considered. The essay will conclude with a number of policy proposals that move away from the present and inadequate view of development to one inspired by a concern for solidarity with the least well off in our world. View Full-Text
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Kochuthara, S.G. Economic Inequality: An Ethical Response. Religions 2017, 8, 141.
Kochuthara SG. Economic Inequality: An Ethical Response. Religions. 2017; 8(8):141.Chicago/Turabian Style
Kochuthara, Shaji G. 2017. "Economic Inequality: An Ethical Response." Religions 8, no. 8: 141.
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