Edward Hadas

My latest:

The war against Covid-19: A pseudo-holy, power-hungry mess . This is not about medicine, and starts from the assumption that the anti-Covid lockdowns are an insult to human nature. My goal is explain why they happened. I have six levels of explanation, from panic to purity-cult.

An article about anti-Covid restrictions for Together for the Common Good. The title is "The Assault on Humanity", which pretty much sets the tone.

An article about our political culture for Together for the Common Good. My slogan, "We talk Locke, we act Hegel, we need koinonia". This was written before the authoritarian leap of the Covid restrictions. I think it counts as prescient.

A review for Humanum of a wild and wonderful book by Olivier-Thomas Venard.

A column on the Covid-19 economy, in which I say (mostly) nice things about how governments are managing the money system.

A link to a little article on Covid-19, the meaning of life, and what is unfair in the modern world: Viral Injustice. On the lovely Second Spring website.

Some thoughts on Rerum novarum

The Shattered Dream: American Exceptionalism Goes Negative: An article written after one more week of bad news about the United States, 10 August 2019

Brexit for Catholics (and everyone else): Notes and slides from a talk for the Blackfriars Poverty in Britain Group and the Las Casas Institute, 10 March 2019

An article in New Blackfriars: "Three Rival Versions on Monetary Enquiry: Symbol, Treasure Token". Available to subscribers here

An article for Humanum: "Lights and Shadows of Modern Labour". In which I try to summarise and advance Catholic Social Teaching on the subject of work, especially modern work. There are, as the title suggests, light and shadows - I say there are more of the former. http://bit.ly/2oS9CiW


About Edward Hadas: I am a Research Fellow at Blackfriars Hall, Oxford (which cannot be held responsible for my views), an economist, sometime journalist, and (I hope thoughtful) Catholic. On this site you will find information about my latest books, as well as articles ranging over such topics as the moral and ethical basis for economics, a Christian understanding of my own Jewish heritage, and the financial crisis.

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