"Historically speaking, [when] people ... are able to connect themselves to networks of productivity, what you see is increases in wealth and better-quality lives for everyone, not just the elites in the very wealthy segments of society, but also the poor and the lower-middle class."
Dr. Samuel Gregg is director of research at the Acton Institute. He has an MA in political philosophy from the University of Melbourne and a Doctor of Philosophy degree in moral philosophy and political economy from the University of Oxford. Gregg is the author of Morality, Law, and Public Policy; Economic Thinking for the Theologically Minded; On Ordered Liberty; The Commercial Society; The Modern Papacy; and Wilhelm Röpke’s Political Economy. Gregg is a Fellow of the Royal Historical Society, a Member of the Mont Pèlerin Society, a member of the Philadelphia Society, and a member of the Royal Economic Society. He is the General Editor of Lexington Books’ Studies in Ethics and Economics Series. He also sits on the Academic Advisory Boards of Campion College, Sydney; the La Fundación Burke, Madrid; and the Institute of Economic Affairs, London.