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The True Wealth of NationsCatholic Social Thought and Economic Life$
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Daniel Finn

Print publication date: 2010

Print ISBN-13: 9780199739813

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: September 2010

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199739813.001.0001

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Wealth Creation, Social Virtues, and Sociality

Wealth Creation, Social Virtues, and Sociality

Social Capital's Role in Creating and Sustaining Wealth

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(p.199) 8 Wealth Creation, Social Virtues, and Sociality
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The True Wealth of Nations
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John A. Coleman, S.J.

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Oxford University Press
DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199739813.003.0009

This chapter investigates the notion of “social capital”, beginning with its development among sociologists and its eventual employment by economists and others. It urges a conversation between Catholic social thought and theorists of social capital. On the one hand, the sociological notion of social capital includes elements (such as the claim that social capital is essential for wealth creation) that would be helpful to make more visible within Catholic social thought and, on the other hand, Catholic social thought includes insight into communal life and the common good that could enrich the notions of social capital as employed within social science.

Keywords:   Catholic social thought, social capital, common good, virtue, prosperity

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