Democratic socialism, this year’s political buzz phrase, follows the Catholic social teaching principle of people over profit. Its penchant for big solutions at the national level may not fit C.S.T. as neatly.
The good news from the U.S. Census Bureau Sept. 12 was that the poverty rate dropped for the third straight year in 2017 and median family incomes ticked up 1.8 percent to nearly $61,400.
The Catholic Church has not been quick or consistent in empowering people to address the harmful effects of the new global economy.