I suppose I am not the right person to be giving an unbiased take on the Pope’s recent remarks
to the English and Welsh Bishops on their ad limina visit to Rome on this secular economics blog. However, the Chief Rabbi
has waded into the debate making similar points to those I have been making, and also quoting F. A. Hayek
, so I feel justified. The issue also has a lot of parallels with those that Len Shackleton
frequently blogs about: freedom of association and freedom to contract in labour markets go hand-in-hand.