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Just Wages: A comparison between the views of traditional economic theory and the Catholic Social Doctrine

Author: Bc. Tomáš Bořil
Year: 2011 - summer
Leaders: PhDr. Tomáš Vyhnánek
Work type: Bachelors
Language: Czech
Pages: 50
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Abstract: This thesis deals with comparing the views of the main economic stream (represented
mainly by the neo-classical) with Catholic social teaching on the issue of just wages. In
Catholic social teaching, this matter is explicitly analyzed in contrast to the neoclassical
theory which omits it. For this reason, in order to compare views of those two different
schools of thought, the work focuses on the relationship of normative and positivist
science, the hidden assumptions of neoclassical theory that concern the individual and
the concept of work, her understanding of justice with regard to distribution, and the
theory of minimum wages. Further work analyzes the paradigms and principles of
Catholic social teachings related to just wages, which are rooted in the teachings of
Aristotle and St. Thomas Aquinas. This study examines the compatibility and difference
in the two schools of thought not only in respect to the issue of just wages, but also
juxtaposes the roots of the various assumptions of both theories.
Downloadable: Bachlelor Thesis of Bořil




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