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Won't $15 an hour wages hurt business? - Why that's the wrong question Watch

Image of All human life has inherent value. Workers should be paid enough to survive and even to thrive to a degree. Beyond that, it is incumbent upon the individual to increase their value in the market.

The number of places where a worker can earn a $15/hour minimum wage is set to double with the New Year. But what impact will this have on ... continue reading


Profits & Politics over People, why California is paying more to sit in the dark Watch

Image of Millions of Californians will be impacted by blackouts today, including millions who cannot work or attend school in affected areas.

Californians pay a lot for electricity. According to one website, Californians pay the 8th highest rate in the nation, at an average of ... continue reading



Judgment reached in Knights of Columbus contract lawsuit Watch

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A federal jury concluded Thursday that the Knights of Columbus breached a verbal contract with a technology company that hoped to become a ... continue reading


What does a just economy look like? One bishop reflects Watch

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The head of the U.S. bishops' Committee on Domestic Justice and Human Development called on Catholics to reflect this Labor Day on Catholic ... continue reading


Why organized labor is (still) a Catholic cause Watch

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At a time when labor unions are weak, Catholics still have a place in the labor movement, said a priest who emphasized the Church's ... continue reading


Businesses beware! The IRS will tax robots too Watch

Image of A popular meme suggests rising wages are the cause of automation, but in reality automation is inevitable.

Businesses looking to robots to automate labor might have to think again, the IRS wants a cut.  LOS ANGELES, CA (California Network) - ... continue reading


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Recessions looms in the USA, what will that mean for Catholics? Watch

Image of With a recession looming, what does that mean for Main Street?

Recession warnings are flashing on the stock market with the yield-curve inversion and other indicators showing signs that a recession will ... continue reading


As Wall Street falters, what about Main Street? Watch

Image of As markets drop, we are reminded that Wall Street is not the economy, and we must keep a Catholic perspective on economic life.

As the stock market shows signs of weakening, Catholics should be reminded of the values which shape our participation in the market.  ... continue reading


Making a Difference: Catholic social teaching's message to the national budget

Image of All people have a right to participate in the economic life of society.

Thirty plus years ago, the U.S. Catholic bishops wrote a very challenging pastoral letter titled "Economic Justice for All." In their ... continue reading


Recession looms, what should we do? Watch

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For the past 60 years, the Federal Reserve's yield curve has predicted recessions. Now, as the yield curve shows signs of inverting again, ... continue reading



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