[lbo-talk] papal logic

Chris Doss lookoverhere1 at yahoo.com
Mon Apr 20 13:30:41 PDT 2009

The view of the way social classes interact is the standard one in fascist political philosophy.

--- On Mon, 4/20/09, Sean Andrews <cultstud76 at gmail.com> wrote:
> The pope swallows this whole, but he seems to be taking a
> position on
> greater debates of the day.  Note this section:
> 45. Let the working man and the employer make free
> agreements, and in
> particular let them agree freely as to the wages;
> nevertheless, there
> underlies a dictate of natural justice more imperious and
> ancient than
> any bargain between man and man, namely, that wages ought
> not to be
> insufficient to support a frugal and well-behaved
> wage-earner. If
> through necessity or fear of a worse evil the workman
> accept harder
> conditions because an employer or contractor will afford
> him no
> better, he is made the victim of force and injustice. In
> these and
> similar questions, however - such as, for example, the
> hours of labor
> in different trades, the sanitary precautions to be
> observed in
> factories and workshops, etc. - in order to supersede
> undue
> interference on the part of the State, especially as
> circumstances,
> times, and localities differ so widely, it is advisable
> that recourse
> be had to societies or boards such as We shall mention
> presently, or
> to some other mode of safeguarding the interests of the
> wage-earners;
> the State being appealed to, should circumstances require,
> for its
> sanction and protection.

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