Yahoo Watch: Michael Novak

Sometimes, I wonder what planet Michael Novak is living on. Over at InsideCatholic they have an interview with him in which he discusses his 1981 book "Toward a Theology of the Corporation." If there is a piece of conservative religious agitprop more obnoxious than that book, I don't know it.

It is a measure of Novak's lack of understanding of and appreciation for Catholic antropology that he uses a phrase, sometimes used by those on the left as well, that I always find chilling: "human capital."

You will note that "capital" not "human" is the noun there, which tells you all you need to know about why Novak's efforts to baptize contemporary capitalism are mere idolatry.


Just $5 a month supports NCR's independent Catholic journalism.

We are committed to keeping our online journalism open and available to as many readers as possible. To do that, we need your help. Join NCR Forward, our new membership program.

Forward-Web-Ads_End-of-Article-Ad---2.jpg


Looking for comments?

We've suspended comments on NCRonline.org for a while. If you missed that announcement, learn more about our decision here.

Advertisement