Daniel Rush Finn, in an article titled “The Economic Personalism of John Paul II: Neither Right Nor Left,” undertakes a four-part engagement with my previous essay, “The Need for Economic Personalism.” Finn’s article offers many excellent insights for developing economic personalism. I appreciate his fine contribution to our growing project, and I commend the call for increased dialogue. Yet, rather than replying to Finn’s essay point by point, I want to focus my response under the rubric of a humane economy, believing that this framework encourages more fruitful dialogue and it answers Finn’s queries.
Gregory M. A. Gronbacher, "The Humane Economy: Neither Right nor Left, A Response to Daniel Rush Finn," Journal of Markets & Morality 2, no. 2 (Fall 1999): 247-270