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  • Paperback
  • ISBN-10: 1880595516
  • ISBN-13: 978-1880595510
  • Average Customer Review: 2.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (2 customer reviews)
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This is another publication of the Acton Institute, attempting to give Austrian Economics a respectable dress, and "Entrepreneur" a synonym for those who start a new business. What Robert Sirico is selling is his favoriite economic product, perhaps from a Tom Hanks movie, the good guy who just wants to start a business of his own. The book is more like a defense of the child labor racket, which was outlawed in this country in 1941, but is still alive in underdeveloped countries, to say nothing about a different kind of "child labor" in Bankok and other countries less well known.

Free Market Economics, not Capitalism, is outlawed in these United States, and for a good reason: Free Market Economics is regulated onlly by the will, and sometimes the greed, of the Entrepreneur. Take note of the Enron scandal: these "smartest guys in town" laughed as they bilked the public and their competitors, of millions - but the laws of the country caught up with them. Robert Sirico and his Acton Institute want an unregulated economics in these United States, an economics regulated by the will of the Entrepreneur alone. Charles Dickens, in his novels, wrote in graphic terms the results of Free Market Economies in his day, which today is rampant in Latin America, Africa and some countries in the Far and Middle East. Just step off a plane in any of these countries and Free Market Economics is right before your eyes -aimed at your pocketbook .

The book is really an attack on the Social and Economic Ethics of the Catholic Church, well documented in at least a dozen papal encyclicals.
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By PGavilanez on March 19, 2015
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Documentary about three enterpreurship stories. A review of the christian catholic doctrine on work and enterpreneurship. Inspiring for me.
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Rev. Robert A. Sirico received his Master of Divinity degree from the Catholic University of America, following undergraduate study at the University of Southern California and the University of London. During his studies and early ministry, he experienced a growing concern over the lack of training religious studies students receive in fundamental economic principles, leaving them poorly equipped to understand and address today's social problems. As a result of these concerns, Fr. Sirico co-founded the Acton Institute with Kris Alan Mauren in 1990.

In April of 1999, Fr. Sirico was awarded an honorary doctorate in Christian Ethics from the Franciscan University of Steubenville, and in May of 2001, Universidad Francisco Marroquin awarded him an honorary doctorate in Social Sciences. He is a member of the prestigious Mont Pèlerin Society, the American Academy of Religion, and the Philadelphia Society, and is on the Board of Advisors of the Civic Institute in Prague. Father Sirico also served on the Michigan Civil Rights Commission from 1994 to 1998. He is also currently serving on the pastoral staff of Sacred Heart of Jesus parish in Grand Rapids, Michigan.

Fr. Sirico's pastoral ministry has included a chaplaincy to AIDS patients at the National Institutes of Health and the recent founding of a new community, St. Philip Neri House in Grand Rapids, Michigan.

Books he has written:

* Catholicism's Developing Social Teaching (Acton Institute, 1993)
* Moral Basis for Liberty (Foundation for Economic Education, 1996)
* Il personalismo economico e la società libera (Italian language edition)
* Capitalism, Morality and Markets (Institute of Economic Affairs, 2001)
* The Entrepreneurial Vocation (Acton Institute, 2001)
* The Soul of Liberty (Acton Institute, 2002)
* Defending the Free Market (Regnery, 2012)

Books he has co-authored:

*Skepticism, Faith, and Freedom (Acton Institute, 2007)
*A Field Guide for the Hero's Journey (Acton Institute, 2012)


Books he has edited:

* The Social Agenda: A Collection of Magisterial Texts (Pontifical Council for Justice and Peace, 2000)

Find out more:
Official Blog: http://www.robertsirico.com
Acton Institute profile: http://www.acton.org/about/staff/rev-robert-sirico
Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/robertsirico
Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/robertsirico
PovertyCure voice: http://www.povertycure.org/voices/rev-robert-a-sirico/