Whither True Wealth, Mr. Depp?
The Church has consistently advocated the proper distribution of wealth in society, ensuring that each one has ‘enough’ on which to live. Of course, the Magisterium has consistently condemned the intrinsically perverse solution of ‘socialism’, advocated by Karl Marx, and developed by his intellectual descendants, wherein the benign and disinterested ‘State’ would gather to itself all the means of production, and distribute justly as each has ‘need’. In turn, each worker would provide for the commonwealth according to his ‘capacity’.
Things don’t work that way, and such a solution would deny our human nature, which requires freedom to work upon our