Wednesday, August 17, 2011

Clarifying Points

I just wanted to clarify a few things in case there is some confusion or misunderstanding floating out there:

1) I love learning and I love sharing what I learn. The purpose of this blog was to share what I learn and have learned about two of my greatest passions: Catholic Social Teaching and economics. You may have a different understanding of how best to live out the teachings of the Church and that is fine, but all of my posts are underscored by a desire to live and spread the teaching of the Church. If I err in this, please call me out on it because I may not be aware of my misunderstanding.

2) Politically, I am neither conservative nor liberal, Republican nor Democrat. I, personally, do not think that either party fully represents the teachings of the Church. That is my opinion, you're free to have your own. I do not intend to promote either party on this blog, but I often do intend to call out bad policies that are either against the Church's teaching or based on bad economics or both.

3) Modern Money Theory is a description of what money is and how it works in the general economy. It is less theory and more description. It is not politically charged one way or the other. When I say we need more deficits right now to stimulate the economy, that doesn't mean that I want or that it has to be in the form of more spending. It can also come in the form of reduced taxes and less government.

4) This blog is for both your and my benefit. I learn from you as much or more as you learn from me. I can't express to you enough how much I want to know what you think. What your questions are, what comments you have, what you would like to know more about, etc. I think we learn best by engaging in dialogue with each other. I have benefited greatly from this blog and hope you have too, but I would love to get more input from you, the reader!

Thank you again for reading!


  1. I've enjoyed reading your posts.

    While I've disputed them spiritedly at times -- it's only because I too am fascinated by how things work and enjoy hashing these kind of topics out.

  2. Thank you! You have been fair and I admire your desire for truth.