Irish-born American economist, Tony Annett, will present the next ACI webinar on Saturday 13 April addressing the theme “Cathonomics: How Catholic tradition can create a more just economy,” which is also the title of his recent book.
The book: Cathonomics
Cathonomics was written as an ethical and practical guide to readers of all faiths and backgrounds seeking to create a world economy that is more prosperous, inclusive, and sustainable for all.
It addresses the issues of skyrocketing inequality, extreme poverty, the increasing political power of the wealthy, the bias against public interest in favour of the financial interests of the rich and the problem of a global economy driven by fossil fuels.
Cathonomics thus seeks to unite insights in economics with those from theology, philosophy, climate science, and psychology, exposing the failures of neoliberalism while offering us a new model rooted in the wisdom of Catholic social teaching and classical ethical traditions.
Drawing from the work of Pope Leo XIII, Pope Francis, Thomas Aquinas, and Aristotle, Tony Annett’s book applies these teachings to discuss current economic challenges such as inequality, unemployment and underemployment, climate change, and the roles of business and finance.
Anthony Annett is a Visiting Scholar at the Center for Sustainable Development at Columbia University. He has a B.A. and an M.Litt from Trinity College Dublin and a Ph.D. in economics from Columbia University.
He spent two decades at the International Monetary Fund, including as speechwriter to the Managing Director.
He is a member of the College of Fellows at the Dominican School of Philosophy and Theology.
He is the author of “Cathonomics: How Catholic Tradition Can Create a More Just Economy.”
Date and time: Saturday 13 May 10.30am Australian Eastern Standard Time