The Christian Theology at the core of Economics

I've puzzled over what I see as contradictions in the belief systems of Catholicism and Libertarianism, pondering how one can maintain simultaneous allegiance to the teachings of Jesus and Ayn Rand, as in the case of Representative Paul Ryan or the many of the conservative, Catholic lawmakers and pundits here in Rhode Island. It would be too easy to dismiss those who piously attend church on Sundays yet advocate against the wellbeing of the poor the other six days of the week as callous opportunists and liars (some are, but some are true believers, afflicted with what I have in the past mistakenly identified as cognitive dissonance.)

Steve Ahlquist