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ERIC Number: EJ955573
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2006
Pages: 11
Abstractor: As Provided
ISBN: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-1948-5905
Catholic Schools and the Common Good
DeFiore, Leonard
Current Issues in Catholic Higher Education, v25 n1 p109-119 Win 2006
There are at least two ways to think about the Common Good. One is the intentional, direct attempt to provide benefits to those beyond oneself and those connected to oneself. The second consists of those unintended consequences of the pursuit of some other benefit, usually private but not necessarily so. Probably the best-known example is that of the invisible hand of the market in economic activity. For purposes of this paper, I will deal mostly with the benefits that accrue beyond the immediate constituents/clients/producers of Catholic schools: The unintended, beneficial consequences to the larger society of the actions of those who support and provide Catholic schooling in the U.S.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Opinion Papers
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
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