…and this is why:
And this is why the bailouts and Obama’s proposed Keynesian economic stimulus package will only prolong the pain:
2425 The Church has rejected the totalitarian and atheistic ideologies associated in modem times with “communism” or “socialism.” She has likewise refused to accept, in the practice of “capitalism,” individualism and the absolute primacy of the law of the marketplace over human labor. **Regulating the economy solely by centralized planning perverts the basis of social bonds; regulating it solely by the law of the marketplace fails social justice, for “there are many human needs which cannot be satisfied by the market.” **Reasonable regulation of the marketplace and economic initiatives, in keeping with a just hierarchy of values and a view to the common good, is to be commended.
The bolded sentence is my emphasis. With these bailouts we are moving too far to “centralized planning” and control. Obama’s responsibility is to strike the right balance between government regulation and free markets just as the CCC appears to be implying. The Church’s teaching never cease to amaze me.