EPPC’s Economics and Ethics Program, under the direction of EPPC Fellow John D. Mueller, traces the relation of modern economic theory to its Judeo-Christian and Greco-Roman origins, formulates its practical application to personal, family, and political economy, and explores the interaction of economics, philosophical worldviews, and religious faith. The program aims to foster economic policies—in areas ranging from the tax code to retirement pensions to health care—that recognize and promote the family as the central social institution of American civilization.
Washington, Wall Street and the “Monetary Sin of the West”
To speak partly American, partly Wall Street and partly Catholic: the current monetary system violates the first principle of American political economy, qualifies as what Pope John Paul II called a “structure of sin,” and acts as a machine that creates bad apples both in Washington and on Wall Street. Read More.
An American Theory of Public Choice
Despite its apparent attractions it is time to retire the neoclassical theory of public choice and re-adopt the Founders’ theory of American public choice. Read More.
President Obama will have succeeded, and any candidate of either party contending for the presidency in 2016 will succeed or fail, in precise proportion to these classic and successful principles of American public finance. Read More.