Courtesy of la nouvelle théologie truly fascinating article by Jeffrey Tucker on Catholics and economics. It suffers a bit from over-reach in the title "Why Catholics Don't Understand Economics" which has allowed critics to misread it.
A better way to make Tucker's point would be to say something, a significant amount of Catholic thinking on economics has been and continues to tend to be embarrassing nonsense here is a theory as to why that may be. I don't know whether I agree or disagree yet, but Tucker has made an interesting contribution here.
And it is an argument worth having because I think Tucker is quite correct to say that Catholics very often misunderstand economics. It's not universal; there are Catholic economists who are both good Catholics and good economists but much Catholic thinking on economics is just embarrassing.
NB: Having a degree in economics, even several, or, for that matter, teaching economics at a university does not seem to be any barrier to spouting all sorts of nonsense.