The right to private property, says the encyclical Fratelli tutti, is a mere “secondary” natural right, “derived from the principle of the universal destination of created goods.”
This book makes a moral case for private property. Specifically, it argues that institutions of private ownership are justified, and in many communities are required, by a basic mo
The defense of private property has generally been a key principle of Catholic social teaching. In some senses, this defense reached its zenith in Rerum novarum published in 1891.
Property is a general term for rules governing access to and control of land and other material resources. Because these rules are disputed, both in regard to their general shape a
Today, the word “tragedy” is used to refer generically to anything really bad. The word has an older meaning, though, referring to literary works that depict a protagonist caught u
Most of the great philosophers have expressed views on property, its justification and limits, and especially on the justification of having private property; generally, one must u
That the spirit of revolutionary change, which has long been disturbing the nations of the world, should have passed beyond the sphere of politics and made its influence felt in th
The sketch of the basic problems of work outlined above draws inspiration from the texts at the beginning of the Bible and in a sense forms the very framework of the Church's teach