Catholic Social Science Review

Volume 19, 2014

Peter Beaulieu
Pages 319-324

An Institutional Case Study Reflecting Catholic Social Thought
Transport Industries

This paper offers a concrete example how subsidiarity and solidarity can both be advanced together in political and economic strategies. The de facto case study deals with the intersection between privately owned transport industries engaged in global trade (e.g., national railroads, transoceanic shipping lines) and local, state and federal agencies attentive to the national economy and responsible for public investments and safety regulations. The model features a broad roundtable element together with other overlapping but more focused initiatives to implement identified action packages. Ten adaptable and transferable lessons are identified.