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Vocation and the Humane Economy

The dominance of economics is a fact of life today. For some that is a good thing. An editorial writer for the old Rocky Mountain News told me that politics was a bad way to settle public issues; economics was a better one.

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    Every time I watch the above scene from Gladiator, that powerful movie about the decadence of Roman imperial government, the lamentation of Maximus for the unfulfilled promise of Rome and for the long-defunct republic turns my thoughts to...

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