Dr. Samuel Gregg is an affiliate scholar at the Acton Institute, and serves as the Distinguished Fellow in Political Economy and Senior Research Faculty at the American Institute for Economic Research. He has a D.Phil. in moral philosophy and political economy from Oxford University, and an M.A. in political philosophy from the University of Melbourne. He has written and spoken extensively on questions of political economy, economic history, monetary theory and policy, and natural law theory. He is the author of sixteen books, including On Ordered Liberty(2003), The Commercial Society (2007)...
Samuel Gregg on Pope Francis, poverty and the economy
March 30, 2016
While the genuineness of Pope Francis’s concern for those in poverty is unquestionable, Samuel Gregg argues that many of the economic ideas expressed in his encyclical Laudato Si’ not only reflect flawed thinking about the nature of free markets but are also unlikely to substantially address the economic challenges faced by those who he seeks to help.