Catholic Social Thought and the Corporation
8 Pages Posted: 31 Oct 2003
Date Written: October 22, 2003
This brief essay explores Catholic social thought on corporate governance. Human dignity and freedom are central principles of Catholic social thought. This essay argues that preserving the economic freedom of corporations to pursue wealth is an essential part of effective means for achieving human freedom. To the extent prudential judgments about corporate regulation are required, the Church and civil society should strive towards a nuanced balancing of freedom and virtue.
Keywords: corporate governance, catholic social thought
JEL Classification: K22
Suggested Citation: Suggested Citation
Bainbridge, Stephen Mark, Catholic Social Thought and the Corporation (October 22, 2003). Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=461100 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.461100
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