Religion: Jobs and Morals

Hot debate in Canada

While the U.S. Roman Catholic bishops are refining their critique of the Reagan Administration's nuclear arms strategy, their colleagues in Canada have stirred up a nationwide controversy on economics. Businessmen are howling, labor leaders cheering and politicians buzzing over a statement issued last week by the bishops' commission for social affairs charging that the economic slump is producing "a deepening moral crisis." Canada's government should reverse field, the paper says, targeting unemployment rather than inflation as the major economic problem to be solved.

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