Almsgiving | Good Money with Marc Barnes and Jacob Imam
Almsgiving sounds churchy and ambiguous. Surprise: it’s not. It’s the virtue that fulfills the envious man’s perverted dream of being another person; it’s the work of merit that cures our capitalist obsession with merit; it’s the antidote to sin; it’s the hope for both the rich and poor. Listen up and do penance.
Teach a Man to Fish | Good Money with Marc Barnes and Jacob Imam
The Catholic principle is not, "Give a man a fish." And it is definitely not, "Teach a man to fish." It's not even, "Give a man a fish while you teach him how to fish." The good Catholic economy is summarized in the maxim, "Give a man a fishing pole and teach him to fish with it while you serve him nicely seasoned grilled halibut." Listen in to hear our argument for the gift economy.
Magnificence | Good Money with Marc Barnes and Jacob Imam
Magnificence, another money virtue, calls for a truly magnificent end. We're not talking creating another company that you own or big investments. We're talking about using wealth (yes, this one requires serious moolah) to do something that will forever change your city. Let's fix some churches and start some monasteries. Separate yourself from a large amount of money for a great work. You don't need another car. (And if you're not rolling in the dough, listen to what the wealthy should be doing in case you ever hit a windfall.)
#28 - Interview: Marc Barnes on Integralism and Catholic Social Teaching
The Tradistae Podcast
Thomas interviews Marc Barnes about his work at New Polity, the importance of Andrew Jones' research towards the revival of integralism, and the demands which Catholic Social Teaching makes upon the nations of the earth. We discuss escaping the ideologies of modernity, on both the right and the left, with a radical Catholic political theology. Go subscribe to New Polity on Twitter, youtube, and their podcast. You can read many excellent articles over at newpolity.com and purchase their print magazine at newpolity.com/magazine!