Bishops from around the world are demanding that governments pay attention to the plight of workers in the international supply chain, stating that "acts of violence and suffering" are the result of behaviors of irresponsible companies.
In this article from the Dec. 5, 1931, issue of America, J. Desmond Gleeson laments the economic devastation of the Great Depression, noting that it came about without warning.
A "thicker conception" of the common good is needed and is precisely what Catholic social teaching can contribute to the public conversation.
The pandemic will not prove to be an existential threat, but it is likely to change what and how Americans buy and eat. They may be forced to buy food closer to where it is grown or processed.
We can’t wait for the venture capitalists and their playthings to save us after the coronavirus, writes Nathan Schneider. It is time to turn to the innovation of cooperative economics.