Economics

President Donald Trump speaks in Indianapolis on Sept. 27. Trump called the current tax system a "relic" and a "colossal barrier" that's standing in the way of the nation's economic comeback. (AP Photo/Michael Conroy)
Politics & Society Dispatches
Kevin ClarkeOctober 05, 2017
According to Catholic social tradition, paying taxes is part of the way Catholic citizens contribute to the common good.
Politics & Society Features
Nathan SchneiderSeptember 07, 2017
In our search for viable economic models, we would do well to look to the cooperatives and collective enterprises that have worked well elsewhere, including some surprisingly long-lived examples from northern Italy.
Faith News
"The entire social pact is built around work. This is the core of the problem. Because when you do not work, or you work badly, you work little or you work too much, it is democracy that enters into crisis, and the entire social pact."
Claudio Montes checks a shipping manifest for U.S. manufactured parts heading to assembly plants in Mexico at Freight Dispatch Service Agency LTD in Pharr, Texas in June 2017. The freight service ships parts between the U.S. and Mexico that pass through the border freely due to the North American Free Trade Agreement. (Nathan Lambrecht/The Monitor via AP, File)
Politics & Society Dispatches
Jan-Albert HootsenAugust 29, 2017
Nafta has been the world’s most valuable trade deal, and its consequences are more deeply felt in Mexico than in the United States or Canada.
President Paul Kagame is sworn in for another term at the Amahoro Stadium in Kigali, Rwanda, on Aug.18. (AP Photo Eric Murinzi)
Politics & Society Dispatches
Anthony EganAugust 23, 2017
Two elections this month in eastern and central Africa—in Kenya and Rwanda—have brought out tensions and contradictions in the continent’s democratic process.
Workers at an embroidery factory (iStock/andresr)
Politics & Society Short Take
Kevin ClarkeAugust 23, 2017
Worker productivity has been going up, but wages are not keeping up.