Jun 16

Dear Father

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Rev. Robert Sirico, co-founder and president of the Acton Institute, joins the Remnant to discuss his new book, The Economics of the Parables, which uses Biblical stories to offer economic advice. With many on the right now embracing theocracy, it’s tempting to argue that the Catholic intellectual tradition is inherently at odds with capitalism. But Rev. Sirico disagrees, and he also isn’t convinced by the common left-wing argument that Jesus was a socialist. How can we heal the American heart? Should religion influence politics? And which of Rev. Sirico’s relatives might have Jonah whacked for the end of this podcast?

Show Notes:

- The Economics of the Parables, Rev. Sirico’s new book

- Rev. Sirico’s column

- Jonah on the microcosm and the macrocosm

- Understanding Voegelin

- Arthur Brooks’ Who Really Cares?