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Philip Booth
7 July 2014
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This book[1] has some interesting conclusions. Like all work in political economy, they are debatable. What is unique about this book is the way in which the author has such intellectual confidence...
Stephen Michael MacLean
30 June 2014
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Pope Francis is at it again - speaking out on behalf of the poor, while casting aspersions on the free market, perhaps the poor’s greatest friend. In an address to a conference meeting in Rome...
Philip Booth
23 May 2014
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    While the income of a minority is increasing exponentially, that of the majority is crumbling. - Pope Francis We, as the Catholic Church, have to make our voice heard in this regard as...
Anna Rowlands and Philip Booth
23 April 2014
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    Anna Rowlands: Philip Booth raises the question of a Catholic reflection on the role of the state, and whether the Cardinal’s comments place him in a position of personal opinion...
Philip Booth
14 February 2013
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The government reached the position in 2009 where it could spend no more. In many respects the position was similar to that in which Britain found itself during the late 1970s. Government spending...
Philip Booth
19 November 2012
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The US election was finely balanced, despite the attempts by the BBC to suggest otherwise. The vote was split roughly half and half, and Catholics were roughly split in line with the country as a...
Philip Booth
5 October 2012
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  One of the leading lights in the current Labour Party policy review is Jon Cruddas. He is a Catholic and no intellectual slouch. Does this mean that Ed Miliband’s new big idea...
Philip Booth
6 May 2011
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My last blog post dealt with the issue of ‘living wages for migrants’ in response to points that the Bishop of Brentwood had made in a high-profile homily. In direct contradiction to...
Philip Booth
5 May 2011
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The Bishop of Brentwood made the headlines yesterday for saying in a homily at a Mass that it was a scandal the migrants were exploited by being required to work for low levels of pay and that...
Philip Booth
23 September 2010
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In recent years “profit” has become something of a dirty word and corporations have been encouraged to seek wider social goals following an agenda of so-called “social...
Philip Booth
4 March 2010
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Yesterday, the Catholic Bishops issued a document Choosing the Common Good which is intended to guide Catholics in the run up to the general election and beyond. Unlike its predecessors such as...

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