Throughout his many writings, Michael Novak, one of the leading Catholic social theorists of our times, has urged us to adopt a tripartite system of democratic capitalism including a market economy, a democratic polity, and a moral-cultural system that would nourish the values and virtues on which free societies depend. Three in One introduces the reader to Novak's portrait of democratic capitalism.
Michael Novak holds the George Frederick Jewett Chair in Religion, Philosophy, and Public Policy at the American Enterprise Institute in Washington, D.C., where he is also the director of social and political studies. He is the author of more than twenty five books on philosophy, religion, politics, economics, and culture. Edward W. Younkins is professor in the Department of Business and Technology at Wheeling Jesuit University and the founder of the University's degree program in political and economic philosophy.
Chapter 1 Introduction: Michael Novak's Contribution's to Political and Economic Thought Part 2 The Idea of Democratic Capitalism Chapter 3 A Closet Capitalist Confesses Chapter 4 The Closet Socialists Chapter 5 An Underpraised and Undervalued System Chapter 6 On the Governability of Democracies: The Economic System Chapter 7 The Vision of Democratic Capitalism Chapter 8 The Spirit of Democratic Capitalism Part 9 Free Persons, True Communities, and the Common Good Chapter 10 Mediating Institutions: The Communitarian Individual in America Chapter 11 Free Persons and the Common Good Chapter 12 The Future of Civil Society Chapter 13 The Judeo-Christian Foundation of Human Dignity, Personal Liberty, and the Concept of the Person Chapter 14 Hayek: Practitioner of Social Justice Part 15 Economics, Religion, and Morality Chapter 16 Theologians and Economists: The Next Twenty Years Chapter 17 Economic Rights: The Servile State Chapter 18 Political Economy and Christian Conscience Chapter 19 Political Economy in Our Time Chapter 20 The Great Convergence Chapter 21 How Christianity Changed Political Economy Chapter 22 Economics as Humanism Part 23 The Nature and Responsibilities of Business and the Corporation Chapter 24 A Challenge to Business Chapter 25 Business, Faith, and the Family Chapter 26 Two Moral Ideals for Business Chapter 27 Seven Plus Seven: The Responsibilities of Business Corporations Chapter 28 Is Business a Calling? Chapter 29 Executives Must Be Allowed to Execute Part 30 The International Scene Chapter 31 The Age of Enterprise: How Small Business Became the World's Biggest Business Chapter 32 The International Vocation of American Business Chapter 33 The Silent Artillery of Communism Chapter 34 Solidarity in a Time of Globalization Part 35 An Autobiographical Afterword Chapter 36 Controversial Engagements Chapter 37 Appendix: A Reader's Guide to Michael Novak's Works on Democratic Capitalism