A free market, like a free man, only stays free by losing its life in order to save it. Man is taller when he bows to God. Likewise, capitalism only stays human when capitalists aspire to a kingdom that is higher than the bottom line. When we make ourselves slaves of “market forces” and pretend there is no human being for the economy to be for and about, we become slaves. When capitalism and market forces become gods and not servants to the human person, paganized capitalism becomes utterly inhuman.
Case in point: The pagan capitalism regnant in China, where parents sell their children in order to play online games. It is excellent, orthodox, libertarian, free market capitalism in which...READ MORE