Pope Francis has frequently critiqued capitalism, most famously in his encyclical Laudato Si': On Care for Our Common Home. But is it true that a capitalist society cannot also be a society that cares for the environment and the poor? In this lecture, Professor Robert Whaples will cover the strengths of capitalism from an economist’s viewpoint, and then detail what Pope Francis sees as its failures. What can economists learn from the pope? What, in turn, can the pope learn from economists?
To hear a preview of Professor Whaples lecture, listen online or download the latest Radio Free Acton podcast.
This event will be livestreamed at 12:00 p.m. on May 17th for those who cannot attend in person. To view the livestream at that time, visit: https://acton.org/live