|Joe Hargrave and his Critics|
- Legends of Libertarianism, by Mark Shea. Catholic and Enjoying It 4/22/14.
- Mark Shea's Economic Inquisition, by Joe Hargrave. Crisis 5/2/14.
- Joe Hargrave’s Hermeneutic of Selectivity, by Gabriel S. Sanchez. Ethika Politika 5/6/14.
- Touching Up The Ol’ Hermeneutic: A Reply To Gabriel Sanchez The American Catholic 5/6/14.
- Libertarianism & CST: The Debate Continues The American Catholic. Guest-post by Gabriel Sanchez, with a response from Joe Hargrave. 5/8/14.
- Unjust Means to Economic Ends, by Gregory J. Guest. Ethika Politika 5/12/14.
- The Debate Continues: CST, Markets & Morality American Catholic 5/13/14.
- The Catholic Case Against Libertarianism, by Michael Sean Winters. National Catholic Reporter 5/28/14.
|Q: Can the free market adequately care for the poor?|
|Thomas Woods Jr. and his Critics|
The Seattle Catholic Exchange
Prompted by an article, "Distributism as Economic Theory," by John Clark (Latin Mass Spring 2002).
- Capitalism and Catholic Economics, by John Sharpe. Seattle Catholic September 6, 2002.
- The Capitalist Response, by John Clark. Seattle Catholic September 26, 2002.
- Three Catholic Cheers for Capitalism, by Thomas E. Woods, Jr. (LewRockwell.com. October 7, 2002).
- What Does It Profit a Man...?, by Br. Alexis Bugnolo. Seattle Catholic October 11, 2002.
- Economics and Profit: A Final Word, by Thomas E. Woods, Jr. Seattle Catholic October 17, 2002.
- Liberal Economics vs. Catholic Truth, by John Sharpe. Seattle Catholic November 3, 2002.
The Woods-Storck Debate
- Catholic Social Teaching and Economic Law: An Unresolved Tension, by Thomas E. Woods, Jr. (LewRockwell.com March 22, 2002). Delivered a the 8th Austrian Scholars Conference at the Ludwig von Mises Institute in Auburn, Ala. From the author:
What follows is a discussion of Catholic social thought and the question of the just wage. I have nothing but the most profound respect for the nineteenth- and twentieth-century popes, who led the Church with courage and principle. As for the concept of the just wage, however, the time has come to acknowledge, with the late Scholastics, that the just wage is the market wage. As Fr. James Sadowsky of Fordham University has argued, if a business can "afford" to pay a just wage, market competition for labor will yield one. If it cannot, then it won't. In advocating socially desirable outcomes, it is essential to study how best they can be brought about.
- Morality and Economic Law: Toward a Reconciliation, by Thomas E. Woods, Jr. (LewRockwell.com March 20, 2004) The Lou Church Memorial Lecture in Religion and Economics, Austrian Scholars Conference, Ludwig von Mises Institute, Auburn, Alabama, March 20, 2004. | Audio
- Economic Science and Catholic Social Teaching, by Thomas Storck. (Chronicles Magazine June 17, 2004)
- On the Actual Progress of Peoples, by Thomas E. Woods, Jr. (LewRockwell.com June 22, 2004)
- The Difficulties of Thomas Woods, by Thomas Storck. (Chronicles Magazine July 11, 2004)
- Catholics and Capitalism, by Thomas E. Woods, Jr. (LewRockwell.com November 12, 2004)
- Catholic Social Teaching and the Market Economy Revisited: A Reply to Thomas Storck, by Thomas E. Woods, Jr. (LewRockwell.com January 12, 20010). This paper appears in the current issue of the Catholic Social Science Review (vol. 14, 2009), under the heading “Symposium: The Implications of Catholic Social Teaching for Economic Science: An Exchange between Thomas Storck and Thomas E. Woods, Jr., with Responses.”  The Thomas Storck paper to which this one is a reply may be found here | Based on a panel discussion 03-14-09 at the Ludwig von Mises Institute in Auburn, Alabama (Audio). Responses to the exchange:
- Is Thomas Woods A Dissenter? A Further Reply, Pt. 1 (01-18-10) | Part 2 (01-20-10) | Part 3 (01-22-10) | Part 4 (01-25-10). By Thomas Storck. (Chronicles Magazine)
- Is Thomas Woods a Dissenter? (Response from Thomas Woods) ThomasEWoods.com. Friday February 5, 2010.
On Thomas Woods' The Church and the Market: A Catholic Defense of the Free Economy
- Capitalism and Catholicism, by Thomas E. Woods, Jr. (LewRockwell.com February 14, 2005)
- Economics As Science: A Catholic Defense of the Free Market, by Thomas E. Woods, Jr. (InsideCatholic.com April 29, 2008). Based on remarks delivered during the author's December lecture tour of Poland.
On the Woods-Ferrara Debate
- Ludwig von Mises versus Christ, the Gospel and the Church (An Open Letter to Tom Woods). February 15, 2010.
- On Chris Ferrara
- Ground Control to Major Tom Remnant Press Release. July 17, 2010.
- Michael Matt's interview with Christopher Ferrara (Part I) | Part II The Remnant August 30 / September 2, 2010.
- Two Catholic authors at odds over economics, while another grieves loss in sense of sin, by Matt C. Abbott. Renew America February 16, 2010.
- John Médaille's forward to The Church and the Libertarian. The Distributist Review July 6, 2010.
- A Resolved Tension, by Jeremiah Bannister. The Distributist Review August 3, 2010. "The question, then, becomes whether the position held by Woods and those like him hold up in light of what the Church has said regarding her own competency in these matters. In brief, do Catholic libertarians of this kind speak of the Church as the Church speaks of herself?"
- Exposing Catholic Austro-Libertarian Dissent Jeremiah Bannister’s second half to “A Resolved Tension” in audio format. The Distributist Review August 24, 2010.
- An Interview with Christopher Ferrara Distributist Review August 2010. Jeremiah Bannister interviews author and attorney Christopher A. Ferrara about his new book The Church and the Libertarian. They discuss the Austro-libertarian movement, Catholic Social Teaching, and Distributism.
|Exchange between Distributist Review and InsideCatholic.com|
- Why Catholics Don't Understand Economics, by Jeffrey Tucker. InsideCatholic.com August 25, 2010.
- The Chips Begin to Fall Where They May The Distributist Review August 27, 2010. Ryan Grant makes the allegation: "Inside Catholic has banned anyone from making an informed comment against the Austrian position. Particularly, every member of this Review commenting on the site has had their IP addresses banned." (Accompanying audio: "Outing InsideCatholic").
|Exchange btw/ Thomas Storck and Fr. Robert Sirico|
- Can Economic Justice Be Achieved Without Law?, by Thomas Storck. New Oxford Review October 2000.
- Fr. Sirico Replies (Response to Thomas Storck) New Oxford Review January 2001.
- Is the Acton Institute a Genuine Expression of Catholic Social Thought?, by Thomas Storck. Social Justice Review, vol. 93, no. 5-6, May-June 2002.
- Middle Ground Between Storck and Sirico?, by Joe Hargrave. The Distributist Review January 27, 2010.
Thomas Storck has been intrigued with Catholic social thought since he first read Richard Tawney’s Religion and the Rise of Capitalism in high school. This book began a life-long interest in the social teachings of the Catholic Church.
Mr. Storck was received into the Church in 1978 and in 1983 began writing regularly on Catholic social teaching, Catholic culture, and other theological and philosophical topics. He is the author of three books, The Catholic Milieu (Christendom Press, 1987), Foundations of a Catholic Political Order (Four Faces Press, 1998) and Christendom and the West (Four Faces Press, 2000).
His work has appeared in numerous publications and websites in North America and Europe. He served as a contributing editor for Caelum et Terra from 1991 until the magazine closed in 1996 and the New Oxford Review from 1996 to 2006. Since 1998 he has been a member of the editorial board of The Chesterton Review.
Mr. Storck has taught history at Christendom College in Front Royal, Virginia, and philosophy at Mt. Aloysius College in Cresson, Pennsylvania and Catonsville Community College in Catonsville, Maryland. He holds an undergraduate degree in English literature from Kenyon College in Gambier, Ohio and an M.A. from St. John’s College, Santa Fe, New Mexico, with additional studies in history at Bluffton College and in economics at the USDA Graduate School in Washington, D.C. [Source]
Thomas E. Woods, Jr., is a senior fellow at the Ludwig von Mises Institute. He holds a bachelor’s degree in history from Harvard and his master’s, M.Phil., and Ph.D. from Columbia University. He is the author of nine books, including two New York Times bestsellers: Meltdown: A Free-Market Look at Why the Stock Market Collapsed, the Economy Tanked, and Government Bailouts Will Make Things Worse. His other books include Who Killed the Constitution?: The Fate of American Liberty from World War I to George W. Bush (with Kevin R.C. Gutzman), Sacred Then and Sacred Now: The Return of the Old Latin Mass, 33 Questions About American History You're Not Supposed to Ask, How the Catholic Church Built Western Civilization, and The Church and the Market: A Catholic Defense of the Free Economy. A booklet, Beyond Distributism, was published in 2008 under the by the Acton Institute.
For eleven years Woods served as associate editor of The Latin Mass magazine; he is presently a contributing editor of The American Conservative magazine. A contributor to six encyclopedias, Woods is co-editor of Exploring American History: From Colonial Times to 1877, an eleven-volume encyclopedia.
Christopher Ferrara is founder of the American Catholic Lawyers Association. Active in the pro-life movement, he has won a number of acquittals and dismissals of pro-life activists at the trial level and is well known for his legal service in the fight to save the life of Terri Schiavo. He has written a number of books including EWTN: A Network Gone Wrong, and The Great Facade: Vatican II and the Regime of Novelty in the Roman Catholic Church -- the latter, strangely enough, co-authored with his current nemesis, Thomas Woods.