Economics

Antonio De Loera-Brust September 20, 2019
In his new book, Ian Bremmer predicts that soon Indonesia, Mexico, South Africa, Egypt, China and many others will all have their own Marie Le Pens and Steve Bannons.
A woman waves palm fronds as people wait for the arrival of Pope Francis to celebrate Mass at the monument to Mary, Queen of Peace in Port Louis, Mauritius, Sept. 9, 2019. (CNS photo/Paul Haring)
Gerard O’Connell September 09, 2019
Pope Francis encouraged the Mauritian people to support “a better division of income and the integral promotion of the poor” and “not to yield to the temptation of an idolatrous economic model that sacrifices human lives on the altar of speculation and profit alone.”
Since early July, Argentina's currency, the peso, has plunged more than 20 percent, while inflation has soared to more than 50 percent, as investors sour on the South American country and the Peronist movement.
An Amazon warehouse in Sacramento, Calif. (AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli, File)
Joseph J. Dunn August 14, 2019
The collapse of a tax incentive deal to bring Amazon jobs to New York was nothing to celebrate, writes Joseph J. Dunn. A “we don’t negotiate” policy is foolish for communities that need jobs.
Kevin O'Brien July 31, 2019
“Move fast and break things” has been a guiding principle for Silicon Valley, writes Santa Clara University President Kevin O’Brien, but Ignatian discernment can help innovators foresee negative consequences.
Bolivian President Evo Morales presents a gift to Pope Francis at the government palace in La Paz, Bolivia, July 8. The gift was a wooden hammer and sickle -- the symbol of communism -- with a figure of the crucified Christ. (CNS photo/L'Osservatore Romano/Illustration: America Media)
Dean Dettloff July 23, 2019
What Catholics (still) don’t understand about communism.