4.2.8 Rerum Novarum: summing up

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EXERCISE

In examining Rerum Novarum, section 2 of this unit has identified five planks that together give its “remedy” for the crisis of the conditions of workers.  What are these five?  If you need to, skim-read the last half-dozen screens again to recall them.

Do they together form a coherent whole, and therefore a sustainable position in the great debate between liberal capitalism and Marxist socialism that dominated the century from the time of RN’s publication?

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