Washington D.C., Aug 27, 2019 / 13:30 pm
Economic policy and debate should prioritize people and the dignity of work, Sen. Marco Rubio (R-FL) argued in an article published Monday.
Writing for the magazine First Things, Rubio cited Catholic social teaching and Pope Leo XIII's encyclical Rerum novarum while reflecting that profit and human concern have drifted apart.
"Economic stability for working-class families is not a feature of today's economy," the senator wrote. "Business profits have become increasingly estranged from production and employment."
Rubio cited international business interests and a globalized economy as twin pressures on domestic production and employment, as companies act to leverage domestic resources and assets for more speculative growth.