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  •  IIRC, during the 19th & 20th centuries when (5+ / 0-)

    marxism & socialism were starting to flourish, the church tried to coopt the force of those critiques of capitalism while remaining within the confines of capitalism.  So the popes issued several long pieces on the dignity of work and the dignity of the laborer.  They tended to argue (again, IIRC) that capitalists have an ethical obligation to honor that dignity by providing dignified wages; at the same time, the state shouldn't seize the means of production.

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    by burrow owl on Sun Feb 08, 2009 at 09:16:44 AM PST

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