If Religion Is So Good for Society, How Come Catholic Countries Are Economic Basket Cases?

Alternative title: Cultural Determinism is Tricky.

I have not been alone on Ricochet in calling for a conservative reconquista of The Culture (TM). And not alone in insisting on the vital importance of churches as mediating institutions to stand against the suffocating embrace of the modern bureaucratic state. Or in insisting upon the vital resource that centuries of Christian thinking about ultimately important things brings to discussions about public policy today.

But how doe…

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