Sane Economic Theory and the Failure of Religion

Darlene O'Leary


A more elaborate elementary economy of fishing is considered here than that provided by Shute. The broader complexity of economic progress is attended to briefly, in the context of Lonergan‟s view of profit as a social dividend. The function of that dividend is a global well-being that pivots, for its effectiveness, on the luminousness regarding promises discussed in the previous essay. This essay draws attention to a force in that effectiveness that is to be brought forth from all patterns of religious commitment. The issue is to make operative the human drive to make sense.


profit as social dividend, Lonergan's economics, social justice

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