1 thought on “No salvation in fiscal policy”

  1. Posted 10/03/2021 at 11:21 | Permalink

    Amen to that. Speaking as a Methodist rather than a Catholic, I have for some time bemoaned the uncritical assumption in some Christian circles that tax and government is a universal good – whereas the question should always be, how can we collectively as a society, best sort out this particular problem. That may be through central governmental action, but it may be on other occasions that a £ or $ taken in tax could be better employed by non-governmental action (e.g. by companies in creating jobs). Jesus seems to have had a fairly ambivalent view of taxes (Matthew 22:15-21) and even Romans 13 is not without qualification.

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