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The Pope, Youth, and the Economy of Francesco

On June 18, 2015, Pope Francis published his second encyclical letter, Laudato Si: On the Care of Our Common Home. In his letter, the Pope asserts that “Business is a noble vocation directed to producing wealth and improving our world. It can be a fruitful source of prosperity for the areas in which it operates, especially if it sees the creation of jobs as an essential part of its service to the common good” (LS 129). But, the business has to be integrated with respect for the environment, humanity, and the common good: “We urgently need a humanism capable of…
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Alejandro Cañadas is an Associate Professor of Economics at the Bolte School of Business at Mount St. Mary's University in Maryland, USA. He is also the director of the Center for Integral Ecology, Economy, and iMpact (CIEEM). Alejandro Cañadas' current research interest is on Social Impact Investment and Integral Ecology ... Read more
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