For those who don’t know him, and for anyone looking for a bit of economic and Christian sanity, and, even more so, anyone likely to be taken in by the Tea Party rhetoric, you would do well to read Father Ernesto Obregon’s blog, and especially his last post The witheld wages cry out to the Lord of hosts.

I don’t intend entering North American* debates, the details of which I neither know nor plan to spend much time on, but they do unfortunately have consequences for the rest of the world. And reading Father Ernesto’s posts – and some of the discussions after them – make me grateful that not all Americans live on another planet…

       *My apologies to Canadians, but I don’t know what the appropriate adjective is for citizens of the U.S.A.