Law and Economics—Study Aids
Catholic Culture Unit #8 — Law and Economics
These pages summarize much of the material needed to study for the Law and Economics unit review questions. Much of the material is derived from Thomas Wood's How the Catholic Church Built Civilization book and videos.
The primary book used as a reference for the Law and Economics unit is How the Catholic Church Built Civilization by Thomas Woods.
How the Catholic Church Built Western Civilization by Thomas Woods.
No institution has done more to shape Western civilization than the two-thousand-year-old Catholic Churchand in ways that many of us have forgotten or never known. In this book Professor Thomas E. Woods explain the Church's profound role in shaping Western civilization and goes far beyond the familiar tale of monks copying manuscripts and preserving the wisdom of classical antiquity. Gifts such as modern science, free-market economics, science, music, and the idea of human rights come from the Catholic Church.
Reading Assignment: Chapter 7-8, 10, pp 135-170, 189-204
(7) The Origins of International Law, (8) The Church and Economics, (10) The Church and Western Law
The most important videos for the Law and Economics unit are from Thomas Wood's Catholic Church - Builder of Civilization series. These are essential viewing.