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A conversation with Kathryn Judge, the author of "Direct: The Rise of the Middleman Economy and the Power of Going to the Source."
A help wanted sign is displayed in Deerfield, Ill., on Sept. 21, 2022. Interest rate hikes could bring down inflation but at the cost of job creation. (AP Photo/Nam Y. Huh, File)
Politics & SocietyShort Take
Kevin Clarke
The church’s preferential option for the poor demands that U.S. policymakers dovetail inflation-fighting with credible investments to sustain the unemployed.
A customer pumps gas at an Exxon gas station on May 10, 2022, in Miami. (AP Photo/Marta Lavandier)
Politics & SocietyPodcasts
Robert David Sullivan
In a new episode of Voting Catholic, Sebastian Gomes speaks with the economist Tony Annett about the causes of inflation—and with Catherine Orr, a pastoral associate in Wisconsin, about the pressure of rising prices for gas and other goods.
A BNSF locomotive heads south out of Oklahoma City on Sept. 14, 2022. (AP Photo/Sue Ogrocki, File)
Politics & SocietyShort Take
Alex Hogan
A threatened strike by freight rail workers is not about wages but about the right to take time off for a doctor’s appointment or to care for a sick child. Catholic social teaching supports this right for all workers.
Cindy Wooden - Catholic News Service
The nomination of Mariana Mazzucato raised concern in some quarters because of her retweets or positive comments on tweets in June criticizing the U.S. Supreme Court decision to overrule Roe v. Wade.
Politics & SocietyShort Take
John W. Miller
Investing for profit can be a Catholic virtue if the common good is kept in mind. So look for companies that provide the things essential for everyday life, like food and housing.